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William Allen Rogers
Date: American illustrator and political cartoonist, 1854–1931
Biography: Born in Ohio, William Allen Rogers had no formal art training. When he was 14, his mother submitted some of his cartoons to a Dayton newspaper, which published them. After leaving college without a degree, he joined the staff of the Daily Graphic in New York in 1873, assisting with news sketches and occasionally drawing cartoons. By 1877, he took over the political cartoon covers for Harper's Weekly upon the departure of the famous Thomas Nast. He moved to the New York Herald in 1902. Throughout his career, he also supplied both cartoons and story illustrations for Life, The Century, Puck, and St. Nicholas.