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William Raspberry

AKA William James Raspberry

Born: 12-Oct-1935
Birthplace: Okolona, MS
Died: 17-Jul-2012
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Washington Post

Military service: US Army (1960-62)

Father: James Lee Raspberry (industrial arts teacher, b. 12-Sep-1901, d. 30-May-1991)
Mother: Willie Mae Tucker
Brother: David Raspberry
Sister: Hattye Hall
Sister: Jamesetta Fergurson
Sister: Winifred Eunice Coleman
Wife: Sondra Patricia Dodson (m. 12-Nov-1966, until his death, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Angela Raspberry Jackson
Son: Mark Raspberry
Daughter: Patricia Raspberry

    University: BA History, Indiana Central College (1958)
    Teacher: Journalism, Duke University

    The Washington Post Columnist (1966-2005)
    The Washington Post Reporter, etc. (1962-66)
    Indianapolis Recorder (1956)
    Pulitzer Prize for Commentary 1994

Author of books:
Looking Backward at Us (1991, columns)

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