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Rufus Nathaniel Watkins, American Newspaper professional. Recipient Scholar of Year, San Francisco Police Athletic League, 1977.


Watkins, Rufus Nathaniel was born on September 27, 1963 in Laurel, Mississippi, United States. Son of Rufus Senior and Mary Helen (Washington) Watkins.


Associate of Arts, City College of San Francisco, 1983; Bachelor in Speech Communications, Baylor University, 1987.


News operations clerk, San Francisco Chronicle, since 1988.


Area coordinator Terence Hallinan Supervisory Campaign, 1987-1988, John Burton Asssembly Campaign, 1987-1988, member Mayor Frank Jordan Transition Team, San Francisco, 1992, member Housing and Economic Development Team, 1992, Citizens Committee on Community Development Advisory Board, 1992-1996, community budget forum panel, 1993, subcommittee community facilities, public open space, emergency shelters, housing, 1992-1996. Member election panel Robert F. Kennedy Business Democratic Club, 1992. Mayor's community representative Re-elect Mayor Frank Jordan Committee, 1995.

Precinct organizer Kathleen Brown for Governor Campaign, 1994, Rufus Watkins for Board of Education Committee, 1996, Party Smart Association, since 1990. Member Mayor Frank Jordan Community Budget Forum Panel, 1993. Board directors San Francisco Community Action Network, 1994-1995.

Member committee Rufus Watkins Board Education, 1996. Member Jobs for Youth, since 1997, Committee to elect Rufus Watkins Board Education, 1996. Volunteer San Francisco Zoo Campaign, San Francisco School Board Campaign, San Francisco Human Rights Commission youth & Education Committee.

Precinct captain proposition D and F Campaign, 1997. Member World Affairs Council (international forum steering committee since 1993, public relations subcommittee 1993-1997, logistics subcommittee 1993-1994, education subcommittee 1993-1994, technical subcommittee 1993-1994, donations subcommittee 1993-1994, political subcommittee since 1994, social events subcommittee 1994-1995, community services subcommittee 1994-1995, business and careers subcommittee 1994-1997, membership committee 1995-1997, co-membership vice chair 1994-1995, vice chair 1995-1996, chair political subordinate-committee 1995-1996, chair community service subcommittee 1995-1996, 1st officer public relations subcommittee 1996-1997, facilitator, organizer 1997-1998), San Francisco Junior Chamber of C. (director public relations 1989-1990, chair annual Halloween party youth 1990-1993, vice president membership development 1990-1991, chairman board 1991-1994, president 1993-1994, chairperson Project Open Hand food drive 1992-1994, Member of Month October 1989, Officer of Year 1989, Presidential award 1990, 91, California Presidential award 1992-1993), International Platform Association, Toastmasters International (treasurer Pacific Heights/Nob Hill chapter 1993, vice president membership development 1993-1994, president 1993-1994, Competent Speaker award 1994), Commonwealth Club of California (member Bay Area platform section 1994-1995), Northern California Baylor University Alumni, St. Ignatius College Preparatory Alumni Association, St. Dominic's School Alumni Association, San San Francisco Chamber of C., Diplomat Club, Chinese American Democratic Club, Robert F. Kennedy Democratic Club (PAC committee since 1997, membership committee since 1997).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: researching politics, running, weightlifting, music.


Rufus Senior Watkins

Mary Helen (Washington) Watkins