Edwin Yoder

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Edwin Milton Yoder (born July 18, 1934)[1] is an American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner.


Yoder was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in English in 1956. He then won a Rhodes Scholarship to Jesus College, Oxford, and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics from 1956 to 1958.[2] He was then an editorial writer for various newspapers including the Charlotte News, the Greensboro Daily News and the Washington Star. During his time at the Washington Star, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1979.[3] He has been a columnist on The Washington Post since 1982. In 1992, he was appointed Professor of Humanities at Washington and Lee University. He was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of Jesus College, Oxford in 1998.[4]


  • The Night of the Old South Ball, and Other Essays and Fables, Oxford, 1984.
  • The Unmaking of a Whig and Other Essays in Self-Definition, Georgetown University Press, 1990.
  • "Blackmail" winner of Andrew Lytle 2002 Prize in Fiction in the Sewanee Review,fall 2002.


  1. ^ Riley, Sam G. (1995). Biographical Dictionary of American Newspaper Columnists. Greenwood Press. pp. 362–363. ISBN 978-0-313-03298-1.
  2. ^ Civil Rights Greensboro: Edwin M. Yoder, Jr.
  3. ^ "Edwin M. Yoder Papers Inventory (#4963)". University of North Carolina. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
  4. ^ De'Ath, John (1998/1999). "Fellows' News". The Jesus College Record: 12. Check date values in: |year= (help)

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