Austin Founder Lions Club

Political Satirist and Cartoonist Ben Sargent

  • 05 Jan 2012
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wells Fargo Building, 400 W. 15th Street, 3rd floor Auditorium REGISTER BEFORE WED - NOON


  • There is no fee charged for a guest(s) visiting for the first time
  • Guests are charged a lunch fee of $15 for each visit after their first visit.
  • There is no fee charged for a guest visiting for the first time. Please present yourself as a guest at the registration table and we will gladly introduce you to the club.

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Political Satirist and Cartoonist
Ben Sargent

Introduction by Lion Mac Ragsdale

Enjoy a humorous tour of the political landscape through the eyes of renowned local political satirist, Ben Sargent.

Ben Sargent, political satirist Austin American Statesman Featured Lunch Menu: Meat and vegetable dish (TBA), mixed green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.

Speaker's Bio:

Ben Sargent began drawing editorial cartoons for the Austin American-Statesman in 1974 and retired in 2009.
His cartoons are also distributed nationally by Universal Press Syndicate.

He was born in Amarillo, Texas, into a newspaper family. He learned the printing trade from age twelve and started working for the local daily as a proof runner at fourteen. He attended Amarillo College and received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970.

Sargent won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1982. He has also received awards from Women in Communications, Inc., Common Cause of Texas, and Cox Newspapers. He is the author of Texas Statehouse Blues (1980) and Big Brother Blues (1984).

Sargent is married to Diane Holloway, former television critic for the Austin American-Statesman (Sergent and Holloway both retired from the paper in March 2009), and he has two children, Sam and Elizabeth.

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