Paul Conrad, one of the nation’s most controversial – and honored – political cartoonists, has died. Conrad, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, passed away in Southern California of natural causes.
Conrad was legendary for his willingness to take on the might and powerful – including presidents. From Harry Truman to Barack Obama, he never backed down from speaking his own mind and supporting the liberal causes he cherished. He even made it on to Richard Nixon’s infamous “enemies list”.
His cartoons were rarely subtle. His captions were notable for their biting simplicity.
Conrade wrote for the Denver Post from 1950 to 1964, before moving onto the Los Angeles Times for another 30 years.
Conrad was 86 and is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Kay, and four grown children.