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Block, Herbert, 1909-2001

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View Resource Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium

Caricaturing twelve American presidents from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton, editorial cartoonist Herbert Block has chronicled the nation's political history from the stock market crash in 1929 through the new millennium. Some of his many achievements include three Pulitzer Prizes for editorial cartooning (1942, 1954, and 1979) and a fourth with Washington colleagues for public service during the...
View Resource Remembering Herblock

The Washington Post's celebrated political cartoonist Herbert L. Block, who signed his strips "Herblock," died on Monday at the age of 91. His spare-no-one, three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoons have covered such charged topics as McCarthyism (he coined the term), de-segregation of public schools, the Vietnam war, and more recently, welfare reform and the possibility of Clinton's impeachment....