Florence George Graves
Florence George Graves, "United States, is a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University and an award-winning journalist whose work has led to more than a dozen U.S. congressional hearings and government probes, several reforms in public policy, and widespread media coverage. The founding editor of the muckraking Common Cause Magazine and a former contract reporter for The Washington Post, Graves has been recognized by a number of prestigious awards, including the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence, the highest award in U.S. magazine journalism. Her recent research on gender and power in Washington politics has been supported by fellowships from Harvard University's Institute of Politics, the Radcliffe Public Policy Institute, and The Alicia Patterson Foundation. Graves' 1992 investigation of U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood's sexual misconduct, published in The Post, led to his resignation and several other precedents, including the first Senate Ethics Committee investigation of such allegations and the first Committee vote to expel a senator."