Political Cartoonist Paul Conrad Died at 86

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Paul Conrad, a leading American political cartoonist and provocateurs, died at age 86. He died last Saturday out of natural causes in his home in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles. He was survived by wife Barbara Kay King and their four children.

For 6 decades Conrad had made editorial cartoons for The Los Angeles Times, The Denver Post and other papers and said to be the forefather of Paul Conrad Cartoons. He was a recipient of three Pulitzer Prize awarded in year 1964, 1971 and 1984 in editorial cartooning. He also won in 1970 and 1981 Overseas Press Club awards. And in 1988, Conrad received his seventh Distinguished Service Award for Editorial Cartooning from the Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi.

Among his famous works are on the Watergate scandal, where he drew Richard Nixon nailing himself to a cross, on the wall painting over the Supreme Court, he stamped the hallowed words: “Of the insurance co’s. By the insurance co’s. And for the insurance co’s.”, and on Ronald Reagan in 1968, he drew Reagan, governor of California that time, down on his knees pulling papers marked “law and order,” “patriotism,” and “individual liberty,” from under the feet of former governor George Wallace of Alabama, then a presidential candidate.

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