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June 5, 2005
Wesley Pruden
Washington Times, Editor in Chief
Wesley Pruden BIO:
· Washington Times Editor in Chief since August 1992.
· Writes a column, “Pruden on Politics,” twice a week.

PREVIOUS:
· Joined Washington Times in 1982, four months after paper was founded as chief political correspondent. Appointed assistant managing editor the following year, and managing editor in 1985.
· Joined the National Observer, a national weekly published by Dow Jones & Co. In 1963. Covered national politics and the civil rights movement before being assigned to cover the Vietnam War in 1965. For the next decade, he was a foreign correspondent, based in Saigon, Hong Kong, Beirut, and London.
· Joined the Commercial Appeal in Memphis in 1956
· Stated in newspaper business in 1951 as a 10th grade student at Little Rock High School, working nights as a copy boy and later a sportswriter & and assistant state editor at the Arkansas Gazette .

EDUCATION:
Little Rock Junior College, now the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

OTHER:
1991 winner of the H.L. Mencken Prize

PERSONAL:
Born: Jackson, Mississippi to Rev. Wesley Pruden & Anne Wilder Pruden. Grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Info: He discusses his column "Pruden on Politics" written twice a week and his career in journalism.





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