Haynie, Hugh

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


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