Ding Darling

Jay Norwood Darling (born October 21, 1876 in Norwood, Michigan – died February 12, 1962 in Des Moines, Iowa), better known as Ding Darling, was an American cartoonist. His work was published from 1917 to 1949 in the New York Herald Tribune. Darling won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1924 and again in 1943.

Darling was an important figure in the conservation movement. President Franklin Roosevelt appointed him as head of the U.S. Biological Survey, forerunner of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He was also instrumental in founding the National Wildlife Federation in 1936.


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