Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Ink-Slinger Profiles: Lawrence Redner
Lawrence W. "Larry" Redner was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 14, 1884, according to his World War I draft card. He has not been found in the 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
In 1910, he and two siblings lived with his sister's family in Cleveland at 3893 East 57th Street. Redner, third in age of the four, performed odd jobs. His parents were born in Russia.
The Cleveland Directory 1915 listing read: "Redner Lawrence W cartoonist r 1843 W 47th NW". In the following year, the listing said: "Redner Lawrence W artist Clev Plain Dealer r 6208 Schade av NE". He signed his World War I draft card on June 5, 1917. He resided in Cleveland at 6208 Schade Avenue. His occupation was a commercial artist, who operated the Redner Studio at 306 Frederich Building. His description was medium height and build, with blue eyes and dark brown hair. Redner was sports cartoonist for the Plain Dealer. So far, his earliest known cartoon was published February 11, 1915, and his last one March 17, 1918.
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