American artist who created the cartoon Mutt and Jeff which became the first successful daily comic strip in the United States.
He worked as a journalist and sketch artist after attending the University of Chicago.
He kept a large stable of Thoroughbred racehorses in the early 1920s.
He married Aedita de Beaumont in 1925 and though they separated after four weeks, they never divorced.
His comic Mutt and Jeff was featured in the San Francisco Examiner, which was owned by William Randolph Hearst .