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Herbert L. Block Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

HERBERT L. BLOCK
Born: October 13, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: October 7, 2001 in Washington, District of Columbia
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Herbert Lawrence Block (1909-2001), known by his cartoon signature, "Herblock", lampooned Presidents, starting with Herbert Hoover in 1929 as a staff columnist at Chicago's "Daily News". He won his first Pulitzer Prize four years later. He garnered two more (1954, 1979) during his half century as editorial cartoonist at "The Washington Post" (1946-2001). He coined the term "McCarthyism" in a 1950 cartoon. In addition to his 3 Pulitzers, Herblock one the National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoonist award twice, the Rueben Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1994). He received the NCS Hall of Fame Gold Key in 1979.  President Nixon canceled his subscription to the Washington Post after Herblock portrayed him climbing out of a sewer.
Film Credits
2001-Book-TV (in person), 1974-Day-at-Night (in person), 1958-Small-World (in person)

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