Shoemaker, Vaughn, 1902-

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Vaughn Shoemaker (1902-1991) was an American cartoonist. Shoemaker served as editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Daily News from 1922-1952, where he created his famous character, John Q. Public. Also during his tenure with the Daily News, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice-once in 1938 for his cartoon "The Road Back", and again in 1947 for his cartoon "Still Racing His Shadow". Later in his career, Shoemaker worked for the New York Herald Tribune, the Chicago American and Chicago Today . Vaughn Shoemaker retired in 1972.

From the guide to the Vaughn Shoemaker Cartoons, 1956-1967, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Vaughn Shoemaker Cartoons, 1956-1967 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Herbert Block Papers, 1863-2002, (bulk 1945-2001) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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Birth 1902

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