Walker, Mort

Walker, (Addison Mortimer) Mort

(1923–  ) cartoonist; born in El Dorado, Kans. In 1940 he created the popular newspaper comic strip, Beetle Bailey, featuring a shiftless soldier and his friends. He also created and served as author of Hi and Lois, Fitz's Flats, and Boner's Ark.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Also, Robinson thanked Walker, Mort's wife Catherine (former executive director of the Newspaper Features Council), and D'Angelo for the "incredible" amount of work they have put into the new museum.