Thomas Nast

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast Full Name: Thomas Nast
Nationality: German

Profession: Political Cartoonist
Why Famous: Best known as the "Father of the American Cartoon", he created the modern version of Santa Claus and the political symbol of the elephant for the Republican Party.

Born: September 27, 1840
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Landau, Germany

Died: December 7, 1902 (aged 62)
Cause of Death: Yellow fever

Married Life

  • 1861-09-26 Political cartoonist Thomas Nast (21) weds Sarah Edwards (20) in USA

Historical Events in the Life of Thomas Nast

  • 1874-11-07 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast

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