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Roger Wilkins

Roger WilkinsAKA Roger W. Wilkins

Born: 25-Mar-1932
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO
Died: 26-Mar-2017
Location of death: Kensington, MD
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
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: Eve Tyler (div., one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Amy T. Wilkins (journalist)
Son: David E.
Wife: Mary Myers (div.)
Wife: Patricia A. King (m. 21-Feb-1981, until his death, one daughter)
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
    Ford Foundation
    Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow (1982-92)
    Obama for America
    Pulitzer Prize 1972
    Watergate Scandal

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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