The Press: Idea Man

The Baltimore Sun was backing John W. Davis for President, and needed a political cartoonist with punch. From the Brooklyn Eagle, the Sun borrowed young (25) Edmund Duffy for three months. That was in 1924, and the dapper Duffy never went back to Brooklyn. He now shares the record (with Rollin Kirby) of winning three Pulitzer Prizes for cartoons. Last week Duffy decided to quit the Sun. He wanted a vacation—and would spend it mulling over some better offers that had been waved under his nose.

At 15, "Duff" Duffy, son of a Jersey City cop, was barred from a life class...

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