Full Name: Thomas Nast
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.
- 1861-09-26 Political cartoonist Thomas Nast (21) weds Sarah Edwards (20) in USA
- 1874-11-07 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast