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Raymond, Alexlocked

(02 October 1909–06 September 1956)
  • Robert C. Harvey

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Raymond, Alex (02 October 1909–06 September 1956), cartoonist, was born Alexander Gillespie Raymond in New Rochelle, New York, the son of Alexander Gillespie Raymond, a civil engineer, and Beatrice Wallaz Crossley. Young Raymond attended Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle on a football scholarship, and at age eighteen he went to work as an order clerk in the Wall Street brokerage firm of Chisholm and Chapman. When he lost this position in the wake of the 1929 stock market crash, he was encouraged to exploit his talent for drawing by his neighbor ...

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