Edmund Duffy

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Edmund Duffy
Born March 1, 1899
Died September 12, 1962
Occupation Cartoonist
Employer The Baltimore Sun
Saturday Evening Post (c1948-c1962)
Known for Three Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning
Spouse(s) Anne Elizabeth Rector

Edmund Duffy was born March 1, 1899 in Jersey City, New Jersey to a middle-class family.[1] Duffy made his name as an editorial cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun. He joined the paper in 1924 and received high praise from H. L. Mencken. He was among the first white cartoonists to attack the Ku Klux Klan and lynching.[2] He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning three times from 1931 to 1940.[3] He married Anne Elizabeth Rector, daughter of Enoch J. Rector.[4][5]


Dufy began his career as a professional cartoonist in 1924. He worked as a cartoonist/reporter for the Baltimore Sun, along with famous writer H.L. Mencken, for over twenty years. During the twenty years with the Baltimore Sun, Duffy won three Pulitizer Prizes for his editorial cartoons in 1931, 1934, and 1940. Duffy's work is said to have been straight forward and easy to understand. In 1948, Duffy retired from the Baltimore Sun and began contributing his cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post.[6]


  1. ^ The editorial art of Edmund Duffy By Stanley L. Harrison
  2. ^ Spartacus
  3. ^ "Edmund Duffy, Cartoonist Dies. Won Three Pulitzer Prizes White With Baltimore Sun.". New York Times. September 13, 1962. Retrieved 2007-09-25. "Edmund Duffy, who won three Pulitzer Prizes while an editorial cartoonist on The Baltimore Sun, died early today at his home, 253 East Sixty first Street, after a long illness. He was 63 years old." 
  4. ^ "Enoch Rector, 94, Inventor, Dead. Aide of Edison on Sound Reproduction, Early Films Designed Camera Shutter.". New York Times. January 27, 1957. Retrieved 2007-09-25. "Enoch Rector, an inventor who aided in the early development of motion pictures, died yesterday at his home, 314 East Forty-first Street. His age was 94." 
  5. ^ "Mrs. Edmund Duffy Is Dead; Cartoonist's Widow Was 70.". New York Times. February 18, 1970. Retrieved 2007-09-25. "Mrs. Anne Duffy, an artist and widow of Edmund Duffy, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun, died Sunday in San Juan, P.R. She was 70 years old." 
  6. ^ Cronin, Brian. "Stars of Political Cartooning- Edmond Duffy". CBR. Retrieved 10 March 2013.