Block, Herbert, 1909-2001

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1909-10-13
Death 2001-10-07
French
French

Biographical notes:

Political cartoonist, author, and journalist.

From the description of Herbert Block papers, 1863-2002 (bulk 1945-2001). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71073502

Cartoonist; interviewee signs cartoons as Herblock.

From the description of Reminiscences of Herbert Block : lecture history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122573986

Biographical Note

  • 1909, Oct. 13: Born, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1927 - 1929 : Attended Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Ill.
  • 1929 - 1933 : Political cartoonist, Chicago Daily News, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1933 - 1943 : Political cartoonist, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1942: Awarded Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning
  • 1943 - 1945 : Drafted by the United States Army; stationed in Orlando, Fla., and New York, N.Y.; edited and contributed cartoons to military newspapers
  • 1946 - 2001 : Political cartoonist, Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
  • 1950: Herblock Looks at Communismpamphlet published by United States Department of State in various languages and distributed internationally
  • 1952: Published The Herblock Book. Boston: Beacon Press
  • 1954: Awarded Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning
  • 1957: Received Rueben Award for outstanding cartoonist of the year, National Cartoonists Society
  • 1966: Designed United States postage stamp commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Bill of Rights
  • 1968: Published The Herblock Gallery. New York: Simon and Schuster
  • 1973: Shared in Pulitzer Prize for public service awarded to Washington Post for its investigation of the Watergate Affair
  • 1974: Published Herblock Special Report. New York: Norton
  • 1979: Awarded Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning
  • 1984: Published Herblock through the Looking Glass. New York: Norton
  • 1986: Received Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for contributions to the cause of freedom of speech and the advancement of freedom of the press, Colby College, Waterville, Maine
  • 1993: Published memoirs as Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co.
  • 1994: Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 2001, Oct. 7: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Herbert Block Papers, 1863-2002, (bulk 1945-2001), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Cartoonists--Interviews
  • American newspapers--Illinois--Chicago
  • American newspapers
  • Editorial cartoons
  • American newspapers--Ohio--Cleveland
  • American newspapers--Washington (D.C.)

Occupations:

  • Authors
  • Journalists
  • Cartoonists

Places:

  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Ohio--Cleveland (as recorded)
  • Illinois--Chicago (as recorded)