Haynie, Hugh

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Hugh Smith Haynie was born in Reedville, Virginia on February 6, 1927 to Raymond and Margaret (Smith) Haynie. From 1944 to 1946 Haynie served in the United States Coast Guard. In 1950, he graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Fine Arts. A cartoonist for his college newspaper, Haynie went on to draw cartoons for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Greensboro Daily News, the Atlanta Journal, and eventually the Louisville Courier-Journal, where he was the cartoonist from 1958 until his retirement in 1997. During his career at the Courier, Haynie's cartoons were syndicated in over 80 newspapers nationwide and they addressed a wide range of subjects. Generally, Haynie supported liberal causes very much inline with the Courier's general editorial policy under the ownership of the Bingham family. Haynie received numerous professional honors and awards including the National Headliners Club Award (1966), the Freedoms Foundation Award, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisville (1968). In 1987, Haynie was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. Haynie married twice, first to Lois Cooper and then to Oleta Joanna Stevens. During his first marriage, Haynie routinely hid the name "Lois" in each of his cartoons--a gimick that drew the attention of many younger newspaper readers. Haynie had one son with his first wife, Hugh Smith Haynie, Jr. Haynie died in Louisville, Kentucky on November 26, 1999. He is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.

From the description of Hugh Haynie papers, 1965-1987. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 70660088

Hugh Haynie was born in Reedville, Virginia on February 6, 1927. He attended Virginia public schools and in 1944 he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. After two years of active duty, he attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. After receiving his B.A. degree in 1950, he returned to active duty from 1951-1952. He served in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. He married Lois Cooper of Norfolk Virginia in 1953, with whom he had a son, Hugh Smith Haynie Jr. in 1958. In 1973 he entered a second marriage with Oleta Stevens Purcell. He worked for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia, the Greensboro Daily News of North Carolina. He then moved to Georgia and began working for the Atlanta Journal. It was in December of 1958 that he moved to Louisville, Kentucky to work for the Courier-Journal, where he stayed for 35 years. He reeceived numerous awards and recognitions throughout his life. In 1962, he was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation by the Chamber of Commerce and in 1966 he received the desirable National Headlines Club award as well as the Freedoms Foundation Medal. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1970 and was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 1987.Hugh Haynie died 1999.

From the description of Hugh Haynie Collection, ca.1950-ca.1995 (Bulk 1960-1980). (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 62475614

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creatorOf Haynie, Hugh. Hugh Haynie papers, 1965-1987. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Haynie, Hugh. Hugh Haynie Collection, ca.1950-ca.1995 (Bulk 1960-1980). Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
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Editorial cartoons
Political cartoons
Universities and colleges
Editorial cartoonists
Sigma Delta Chi Awards for Distinguished Service in Journalism


Birth 1927-02-06

Death 1999-11-30


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