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(13 October 1909–08 October 2001)
  • Robert C. Harvey


Herblock (13 October 1909–08 October 2001), political cartoonist, was born Herbert Lawrence Block in Chicago, Illinois, the son of David Julian Block, a chemist and electrical engineer, and Theresa Lupe Block. Young Herbert drew from a very early age, and his father enrolled him in the Art Institute of Chicago's Saturday classes when he was eleven; the next year, he was awarded a part-time scholarship. While in high school, he drew cartoons for the school's weekly newspaper and for the suburban ...

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