Herbert Block (Herblock) Biography


Herbert Block (Herblock)

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Birth Name: Herbert Block
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Birth Country: United States
Birth Sign: libra
Age:   107 Years
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Herbert Block (Herblock) was an editorial cartoonist from United States. He was also an author and was famous for his commentaries on national domestic and foreign policy. He also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the mid 1990s. Talented and industrious, Herbert Block (Herblock) was born Herbert Lawrence Block at the end of 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America to Theresa Lupe Block and David Julian Block. His father was a chemist and electrical engineer. He was of Jewish and Catholic descent.

It is claimed that Block was never married in his life. His nationality was American and he had mixed ethnicity.

When Block was aged 11, he joined Art Institute of Chicago. While he was in his high school, he was nicknamed as Herblock. He completed his high school graduation in 1927 and then he joined Lake Forest College. He studied there for about two years. While in high school and college, he desired to be a cartoonist. There he did several cartoons and submitted that cartoon to Evanston News-Index. He was hired by Chicago Daily News' and then he quit his higher education. In 1933, he joined Newspaper Enterprise Association as the staff cartoonist. In 1942, he joined US Army where he did cartoons and press releases. He worked there for about two years and received his honorable discharge in 1944. Later on he was hired by The Washington Post as its chief editorial cartoonist and he worked there till his death. He died at the age of 81 in Washington, D.C., United States. His net worth was unknown.

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Born in Chicago, Illinois

1909 13th of October

Talented and industrious, Herbert Block (Herblock) was born Herbert Lawrence Block at the end of 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America to Theresa Lupe Block and David Julian Block. His father was a chemist and electrical engineer. He was of Jewish and Catholic descent.

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Joined Lake Forest College

1927

When Block was aged 11, he joined Art Institute of Chicago. While he was in his high school, he was nicknamed as Herblock. He completed his high school graduation in 1927 and then he joined Lake Forest College. He studied there for about two years.

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Was hired by Chicago Daily News

1929

While in high school and college, he desired to be a cartoonist. There he did several cartoons and submitted that cartoon to Evanston News-Index. He was hired by Chicago Daily News' and then he quit his higher education.

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Joined Newspaper Enterprise Association

1933

In 1933, he joined Newspaper Enterprise Association as the staff cartoonist. There he became the national idol as his cartoons were distributed all over the United States. He worked there for about eight years and then he joined US Army. 

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Won Pulitzer Prizes

1942

 Pulitzer Prizes is one of the prestigious awards in the newspaper and online journalism, literature and so on in United States. He has also won this award several times in his life. He won this award for the first time in 1942. 

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Published her first cartoon book, Herblock looks at Communism

1950

Herbert Block (Herblock) was an editorial cartoonist from United States. He was also an author. In 1950, he published his first cartoon book and this book was published under the title Herblock looks at Communism. His second book The Herblock book was published in 1952.  

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Won Editorial Cartoon Award

1957

He has won several awards and honors in his life. In 1956, he won his first National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoon Award. He won this award for the second time in his life in 1960. In 1956, he was also honored with Reuben Award. 

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Won Gold Key Award

1979

In 1979, he got nominated in Gold Key Award for the first time in his life and he was also honored with this award that year for the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame. Half a decade later, he won Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award. 

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