Hugh Haynie

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Hugh Smith Haynie
Born(1927-02-06)February 6, 1927
DiedNovember 30, 1999(1999-11-30) (aged 72)
EducationCollege of William and Mary
University of Louisville
OccupationPolitical cartoonist
Years active1958–1996
EmployerLouisville Courier-Journal
Military career
Allegiance United States
Service/branchU.S. Coast Guard
Battles/warsWorld War II
Korean War

Hugh Smith Haynie (February 6, 1927 – November 30, 1999) was an American political cartoonist.[1]


Haynie was born in Reedville, Virginia. He studied at the College of William and Mary in Virginia and at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He also served in the United States Coast Guard during the end of World War II and the Korean War.

In 1958, Barry Bingham, Sr., hired Haynie to serve as a political cartoonist for the Louisville Courier-Journal, a position he held until his retirement in 1996, after which he was retained as an emeritus. His cartooning style was clean lined, heavily inked, and somewhat reminiscent of Al Capp. Haynie regularly penned his wife's name, Lois, into his drawings.

Haynie won several awards for his work. He won the Headliner Award in 1966 and the Freedoms Foundation Medal in 1966 and 1970. The Kentucky Civil Liberties Union named him Civil Libertarian of the Year in 1978, and he was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 1987.


  1. ^ Kleber, John E. (2001). The Encyclopedia of Louisville. University Press of Kentucky. p. 378. ISBN 0813128900.

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