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Hugh Smith Haynie
Birth: Feb. 6, 1927
Northumberland County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 26, 1999
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Journalist. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he began his career with the Richmond “Times-Dispatch” in 1950. He also was with the Greensboro “Daily News” for a brief time before going to the Atlanta “Journal”. Louisville “Courier-Journal” publisher Barry Bingham Sr. hired him as a political cartoonist in 1958, and he remained there for 38 years. Haynie's work was highly recognizable, using a bold distinctive style in open, uncluttered compositions, drawing widely from pop culture, comics and nursery rhymes for his images. He took aim at a wide variety of issues and people, including Joseph McCarthy, the Vietnam War, Charles DeGaulle, Richard Nixon, Watergate and national and local politicians. He also included his wife Lois' name into every cartoon. His best-known work is the Christmas Eve theme that was first published by the Courier-Journal in 1961 and reprinted for 30 years. It shows a man checking his Christmas list twice to make sure he didn't forget someone. In the background is Jesus. He first tried to draw that cartoon in 1955 in Atlanta, but his bosses rejected it, saying they were afraid it would offend the advertisers. When Haynie approached Bingham with the idea, the publisher's response was, "Fine, good." And down through the years, the readers agreed. Framed copies of the cartoon appeared in church officers around the world. Haynie received the National Headliners Club Award in 1966, Freedom Foundation Award in 1966, and many other honors. With the help of Bingham, he purchased Springfield, the privately owned estate that once belonged to Zachary Taylor, the Mexican War hero and 12th president of the United States. Shortly thereafter, the April 3, 1974 tornado that struck Louisville and a wide region damaged the roof, other areas of the mansion and knocked down some trees. The majority of Haynie's work was given to his alma mater. He served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II and the Korean War and retired a Lieutenant. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
Family links: 
  Raymond Lee Haynie (1888 - 1950)
  Margaret V. Smith Haynie (1891 - 1969)
  Raymond Lee Haynie (1919 - 1959)*
  Hugh Smith Haynie (1927 - 1999)
*Calculated relationship
Cave Hill Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section 36, Lot 263
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Mar 09, 2006
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