Conrad, Paul

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial and political cartoonist Paul Conrad was most known for his work for the Los Angeles Times. He began with the Denver Post for 14 years before being recruited by the Los Angeles Times as the chief editorial cartoonist. He drew the cover for Time magazine in 1967 with the candidates for the 1968 United States presidential election. He also drew several cartoons about the Watergate scandal and Nixon's downfall. Due to his liberal point of view, Paul was included in several public religious and political disagreements over his cartoons throughout the years. In 1993, he retired early from the Times. He still drew four cartoons a week for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate.

Paul received three Pulitzer Prizes for Editorial Cartooning during his lifetime. He received one while working for the Denver Post and two with the Los Angeles Times. He was honored seven times by the Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi with the Distinguished Service Award for Editorial Cartooning. He won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award four times and the Overseas Press Club award twice. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. In 2000, he received the Lifetime Public Service Award from The Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University.

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