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Mr Edwin Milton Yoder

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Honorary Fellow

Alumnus Edwin Milton Yoder is an American journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner. He won a Rhodes Scholarship to Jesus College and studied PPE from 1956 to 1958, before becoming an editorial writer for various US 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. 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 in 1998.

His publications include:

  • 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 2002.