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HerblockAKA Herbert Lawrence Block

Born: 13-Oct-1909
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 7-Oct-2001
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Cartoonist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Editorial Cartoonist, The Washington Post

Military service: US Army (1943-46, Sgt.)

Coined the term, "McCarthyism."

Father: David Block
Mother: Tessie

    University: Chicago Art Institute
    University: Lake Forest College (1927-29, dropped out)

    The Washington Post Editorial Cartoonist (1946-2001)
    Newspaper Enterprise Association Editorial Cartoonist (1933-43)
    Reuben Award 1956
    Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning 1942 (for "British Plane")
    Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning 1954 (Stalin meets Death)
    Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning 1979 (body of work)
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1994
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    Heart Attack 1959
    Heart Bypass Operation

Author of books:
The Herblock Book (1952)
Herblock's Here and Now (1955)
Herblock's Special for Today (1958)
Straight Herblock (1964)
The Herblock Gallery (1968)
Herblock's State of the Union (1972)
Herblock: Special Report (1974)
Herblock on All Fronts (1980)
Herblock Through the Looking Glass (1984)
Herblock at Large (1987)
Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life (1993)
Bella and Me: Life in the Service of a Cat (1995)
Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium (2000)


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