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Wendell Rawls, Jr.

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: UNKNOWN

Biographical/Historical note: Wendell Rawls Jr. holds degrees from Baylor School and Vanderbilt University. His journalism career began in 1967 at The Nashville Tennessean. He was the first national correspondent at The Philadelphia Inquirer. While employed there, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1977. He went on to become a Washington correspondent and Southern Bureau chief for The New York Times and assisting managing editor for the news at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While working for The Journal-Constitution, his staff won five Pulitzer Prizes. He is currently a professor in the School of Journalism at Middle Tennessee State University.