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Line of Fire: Cartooning’s Political Impact—A Conversation with Jack Ohman

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Join us for a conversation with Jack Ohman, columnist and cartoonist with the Sacramento Bee, formerly of The Oregonian, moderated by Oregon Historical Society's Kerry Tymchuk. Dive into a lively conversation about political cartooning, politics, and history,  presented in conjunction with the Wayne Morse Legacy Series, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin resolution and Senator Wayne Morse’s brave dissent against that resolution and the war.

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon; cosponsored by the Oregon Historical Society and the World Affairs Council.

Free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required.

For more information on the Wayne Morse Legacy Series, visit


About Jack Ohman

For 29 years, Jack Ohman entertained, delighted, educated, irritated, and provoked citizens of Oregon through his work as the editorial cartoonist at The Oregonian. In January 2013, Jack  left Oregon to  take a job as the editorial cartoonist at The Sacramento Bee. He previously worked at the Detroit Free Press and the Columbus Dispatch. His work is syndicated to more than 200 newspapers by Tribune Media Services. Jack has won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Scripps Foundation Award, the national SPJ Award, the National Headliner Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, and he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 and the Herblock Prize in 2013. He has written and illustrated 10 books, many of them about fly fishing. Jack has three grown children.

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