Washington – Billionaire financier Warren Buffett will
retire from The Washington Post Company’s board of directors, the company
announced on Thursday. Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, has served
on the board since 1974, with a break of eight years when he became a director
of Capital Cities. He will continue to serve until his current term expires in
May. "Warren’s influence has been pervasive, from major corporate policies
to the menu at board lunches," said Donald Graham, chairman and CEO of The
Washington Post Co.