AKA Roger W. Wilkins
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Educator, Journalist
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Author, blackademic
Now a history professor at George Mason University, Roger Wilkins served as an editor at The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Washington Star. It was at the Post that he shared in the Pulitzer Prize for that paper's reporting on the Watergate scandal.
Father: Earl W. Wilkins (journalist, d.)
Mother: Helen Natalie Jackson Clayton
Wife: Patricia A. King (m. 21-Feb-1981, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Amy T. Wilkins (News Hour reporter)
Son: David E.
Daughter: Elizabeth W.
High School: Creston High School, Grand Rapids, MI
University: BA, University of Michigan (1953)
Law School: LLB, University of Michigan (1956)
Professor: George Mason University
The Washington Star Associate Editor (1980-81)
The New York Times Columnist (1977-79)
The New York Times Editorial Board (1974-79)
The Washington Post Editorial Staff (1972-74)
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Board of Directors
Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow (1982-92)
Obama for America
Pulitzer Prize 1972
Author of books:
A Man's Life: An Autobiography (1982, memoir)
Jefferson's Pillow: A Black Patriot Confronts the Myths of the Founding Fathers (2001, nonfiction)
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