Date Original

circa 1946-2003


These papers are comprised of sixteen original caricature drawings by George Edward Fisher during his time as a political cartoonist for several Arkansas newspapers. Fifteen of the caricatures are signed by the subject of the drawings.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Edward Fisher was born in White County, Arkansas, on April 8, 1923, to Charles W. and Gladys Fisher. He attended Beebe College while serving in the Army Reserves, leaving the college for active duty in 1943. While on active duty, George Fisher took drawing classes at the Municipal College of Art in Bournemouth, England. He married Rosemary Beryl "Snooky" Snook in 1946. Fisher's first job as a newspaper cartoonist began with the West Memphis News. After the newspaper's closing in 1949, Fisher came to Little Rock, Arkansas. There, Fisher asked the North Little Rock Times if he could draw political cartoons for them at no charge. Soon afterwards, other newspapers across Arkansas began using his cartoons, eventually leading him to be hired by the Arkansas Gazette in 1976. After the Arkansas Democrat bought the Arkansas Gazette, Fisher worked for Arkansas Times. He died on December 15, 2003.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area






Resource Type



George Edward Fisher papers, MS.000834


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

George Edward Fisher papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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