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Henry King Ketcham

Henry King Ketcham, American cartoonist. Recipient Billy de Beck Award for outstanding cartoonist of year, 1952, Silver T-Square award National Cartoonist Society, 1978; nominated Outstanding Comic Book Humor Cartoonist Year, 1974.


  • Ketcham, Henry King was born on March 14, 1920 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Weaver Vinson and Virginia Emma (King) Ketcham.

  • Education

    • Student, University Washington, 1938.


    • Represented by International Management Group Inc., Cleveland.


    • The Merchant of Dennis the Menace
    • Dennis the Menace was born in the autumn of 1950, and every day since then he has been the star of a cartoon feature that appears in more than a thousand daily newspapers.


    Trustee Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, 1986-1995. Served as chief photographer specialist United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945. Creative work Navy War Bond, Training Film Program 1942-1945.

    Member National Cartoonists Society, Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Golf Club de Geneva. Old Baldy (Saratoga, Wyoming).

    Cypress Point Golf (Pebble Beach). Royal and Ancient Golf (St. Andrews, Scotland). Old Capital (board governors) (Monterey, California).


    • Married Alice Louise Mahar, June 13, 1942 (deceased). 1 son, Dennis L.; married Jo Anne Stevens, July 1, 1959 (divorced). Married Rolande Praeprost, June 9, 1970.

      Children: Dania King, Scott Henry.
    Henry King Ketcham
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    Died June 1, 2001
    (aged 81)
    • 1938
      University Washington