(1909 - 2001)
Herbert Lawrence Block was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Illinois. Herbert Block is known for political cartoonist, caricature.
Biography Herbert Block
Herbert L. Block was for many years an editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post, where his distinct point of view, given free rein by his paper, established him as a pull-no-punches cartoonist. He conveyed the public's fears of the atomic bomb through a menacing character called "Mr. Atom". He saw the civil rights of the nation's black population as the next big agenda item. He even attacked the Daughters of the American Revolution for discrimination. He showed the courage of his convictions when he chose to confront an issue that many cartoonists - and their papers - gave a wide berth, by aiming his sights at the junior U.S. senator from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy. Block is remembered for having coi
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