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Buell, Marjorie Hendersonlocked

(11 December 1904–30 May 1993)
  • Robert C. Harvey

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Buell, Marjorie Henderson (11 December 1904–30 May 1993), cartoonist, known as “Marge,” was born Marjorie Lyman Henderson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first of the three daughters of Horace Lyman Henderson, an attorney, and Bertha Brown Henderson. Marge grew up on the 60-acre family farmstead on Hershey Mill Road in Malvern. She attended the Friends' School in West Chester and received her high school diploma from the Villa Maria Convent (or Academy) in 1921. She and her sisters drew throughout childhood, doing elaborate comic pictures for birthdays and special family events. Marge launched her commercial artistic career at the age of eight, selling drawings to her friends. While still in high school, she sold cartoons to the ...

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