Editorial Cartoonist Gibson Crockett; February 18, 2000 Drew for Washington Evening Star

Gibson Crockett, 88, a longtime political cartoonist for the Washington Star who was known to use humor and kindness to satirize the events of his time, died of heart ailments Feb. 18 at Montgomery General Hospital. He lived in Rockville.

Mr. Crockett, a native of Kingsport, Tenn., sought to improve his self-taught drawing skills when he joined the Washington Evening Star in 1933 as an apprentice to cartoonist James Berryman.

After working as a sports cartoonist, Mr. Crockett began producing illustrations for the editorial page in 1948, alternating days with Berryman. He became the page's sole cartoonist when Berryman retired in 1965.

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