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Brown, Edward S. (1876 – 1942)

Edward Ted Brown original cartoon artwork.

Born in Stillwater, Minnesota, Ted Brown went to Alaska in the gold rush when he was a young man and was a member of the Arctic Brotherhood of Alaska and the Adventurers Club of Chicago. The Seattle Times (Washington), said Brown “returned to Minneapolis with no gold, but with valuable knowledge of human nature and with a determination to make a living with lighter tools than pick and shovel. From an apprenticeship in an art shop in St. Louis, Brown soon graduated to commercial drawing and eventually broke into the newspaper field with the Chicago Daily News….” Ted Brown joined the Chicago Daily News in 1904. In 1925 he became the editorial cartoonist for the New York Herald Tribune for 17 years, died yesterday in the Norwalk Hospital after a brief illness. He was 66 years old. His cartoons, supplementing those of Jay N. (Ding) Darling in the Herald Tribune and papers subscribing to the New York Tribune Syndicate, appeared at frequent intervals until poor health in 1942 reduced his work.