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Donald Conway Wright

Donald Conway Wright, American editorial cartoonist. Board overseers Emerson College, Boston University, 1976-1979; Army of the United States 1956-1958. Member Overseas Press Club American (awards 1969, 72, 80, 82, 85, 92), National Cartoonists Society (Reuben award 1985, 86), Society Professional Journalists (award for distinguished service in journalism 1978, 90).

Background

  • Wright, Donald Conway was born on January 23, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Charles C. and Sally (Olberg) Wright.

  • Education

    • Student, Florida public schools.

    Career

    • Staff photographer, copy boy Miami News, Florida, 1952-1956, graphics editor, 1958-1960, political cartoonist, 1960-1963, editorial cartoonist, since 1963. With The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, since 1989. Editorial cartoonist Palm Beach Post.

      Syndicated by Washington Star Syndicate, 1970, New York Times Syndication Sales Service, 1976-1982, Chicago Tribune Company Syndicate, since 1982. Produced animated cartoons for national television distribution Newsweek Broadcasting Service, 1978, for "Sunday" Today Show, NBC, 1987, 88. Lecturer Miami-Dade Community College, 1985.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Board overseers Emerson College, Boston University, 1976-1979. Army of the United States 1956-1958. Member Overseas Press Club American (awards 1969, 72, 80, 82, 85, 92), National Cartoonists Society (Reuben award 1985, 86), Society Professional Journalists (award for distinguished service in journalism 1978, 90).

    Connections

    • Married Rita Rose Blondin, October 1, 1960 (deceased June 1968). Married Carolyn Ann Jay, February 5, 1969.
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    • 1952 - 1956
      Staff photographer
      Florida, United States
    • 1958 - 1960
      Staff photographer
    • 1960 - 1963
      Staff photographer
    • 1963
      Staff photographer
    • 1989
      with The Palm Beach Post
      West Palm Beach, Florida, United States