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Thomas Nast
Date: 1840 - 1902
Remarks: Emigrated to U.S. as a child; well known illustrator and cartoonist with Harper's Weekly; Best remembered for political cartoons attacking Tweed Ring and Tammany hall; his work was responsible for the development of the political cartoon; It was nast who invented the symbols of the Donkey and the Elephant as representatives of the parties; in 1902, he was appointed American Consul in Equador