(October 13, 1909-October 7, 2001)
Born in Chicago, Illinois
Birth name is Herbert Lawrence Block
Chief editorial cartoonist for the 'Washington Post' (1946-2001)
Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner (1942, 1954, 1979)
Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1994)
Why he might be annoying
He dropped out of college.
When he made a cartoon criticizing US president Dwight D. Eisenhower because of Eisenhower's endorsement of infamous senator Joseph McCarthy, the Washington Post scrapped his cartoon since the paper supported Eisenhower's presidential campaign.
He had a reputation of being reclusive.
He never married.
Richard Nixon despised his drawings to the point of canceling his subscription to the 'Washington Post.'
Why he might not be annoying
Like fellow cartoonist Paul Conrad, he was an outspoken critic of Joseph McCarthy and
He earned numerous awards and accolades for his fearless style of designing cartoons.
The New York Times said of Herblock in his obituary, ' He was never intimidated or beguiled by the powerful and pointed out their mistakes and missteps day after day, year after year.'
He was selected in 1966 to design the postage stamp commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Bill of Rights.
He said in a lecture that the first responsibility of the press was to 'use its freedom to protect the rights and liberties of all individuals.'
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