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KNOXVILLE – Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey — who once was a cartoonist for The Daily Beacon — will speak April 13 at a luncheon sponsored by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Office of Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center, 1640 Cumberland Ave.

Marshall Ramsey cartoon
Marshall Ramsey cartoon
Ramsey is an editorial cartoonist for The Clarion Ledger newspaper in Jackson, Miss. He is a two-time Pulitzer finalist and is nationally syndicated by Copley News Service. His cartoons have appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, The Chicago Tribune and The New York Times.

He also has illustrated several books, including six children’s books for his cousin, financial expert Dave Ramsey, and one for chef and author friend Robert St. John. Ramsey’s first book, “Marshall Ramsey’s Greatest Hits,” was a bestseller in the Jackson, Miss., area.

Ramsey is a 1991 graduate of UT’s College of Business Administration. When he worked for The Daily Beacon, his cartoons won the John Locher Memorial Award, the top prize awarded to college editorial cartoonists.

A melanoma survivor, Ramsey and has been honored by the Melanoma Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society for his work with promoting skin cancer screening.

Cost for the luncheon is $15 per person and reservations should be made by April 8 by calling Carrera Harris at 974-0931 or sending an e-mail to

Students who do not want to attend the luncheon are welcome to attend the noon talk free of charge.

Parking is available for a charge in the University Center Parking Garage on Phillip Fulmer Way.


Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,