Ed Gamble is a nationally syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in numerous national and international publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, LeMonde (France), Der Spiegel (Germany), and the Independent (England). Born on May 12, 1943, in Morristown, Tennessee, his father, James Vernon Gamble, had a political career, while his mother, Anna Hill, was a newspaper columnist.
Gamble was awarded a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of South Florida in 1970 and did graduate work at the University of Tennessee between 1971 and 1972. His professional career includes work as a reporter, sports editor, sports cartoonist, and political cartoonist. He was editorial cartoonist for the Nashville Banner in Nashville, Tennessee, from 1972 to 1980 and for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Florida, from 1980 to 2010.
In addition to appearing in magazines and newspapers, Gamble's cartoons are permanently displayed at the Texas Depository in Dallas, Texas, and at the Ford, Carter, Nixon, Reagan, and Bush Presidential Museums. His work has also been featured in several books: A Peek at the Great Society, 1965; A Cartoon History of the Reagan Years, 1988; and You Get Two for the Price of One, 1995. The Gambles reside in Jacksonville, Florida.
The majority of the cartoons in the Gamble Collection originally appeared in the Times-Union on the editorial page. The collection contains both published and unpublished original drawings by Gamble, some of which include publisher's marks and directions for printing. You may access the finding aid here.