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Colbert Isaiah King, American columnist. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1974; recipient special citation National Rehabilitation Association, 1975, Service award Center for Sickle Cell Disease, Howard University, 1975, Distinguished Service award United States Treasury, 1979, Outstanding Alumnus award, Howard University, 1984, Pulitzer Prize, 2003.


King, Colbert Isaiah was born on September 20, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Isaiah and Amelia (Colbert) King.


Bachelor, Howard University, 1961. Postgraduate, Howard University, 1969.


Attache Department State, Washington, 1964—1970. Director government relations Potomac Electrical Power Company, Washingon, 1976-1977. Legislation assistant to Maryland Senator Charles McMathias Junior Washington, 1972-1976.

Deputy assistant secretary of treasury Department Treasury, 1977-1979. United States executive director World Bank, 1979-1981. Executive vice president, board directors Riggs National Bank, Washington, 1984—1989.

Member editorial board Washington Post, since 1990, deputy editor editorial page, 2000—2006.


Member Council for Excellence in Government With United States Army, 1961-1963. Member Kappa Alpha Psi.


Married Gwendolyn Ann Stewart, July 3, 1961. Children: Robert, Stephen, Allison.

Isaiah King

Amelia (Colbert) King

Gwendolyn Ann Stewart

Robert King

Stephen King

Allison King