Born: Oct 20, 1900 AD
Died: 1985 AD, at 84 years of age.
1980 - Born in Pawnee, Oklahoma on the 20th of November.
1919-1921 - His family moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where he attended Oklahoma A & M and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
1923 - He graduated from Northwestern.
1924 - Gould quickly found work as a cartoonist and was hired by the William Randolph Hearst's Chicago Evening American newspaper for whom he produced his first comic strips "Fillum Fables" beginning and "The Radio Catts".
1927 - He also produced a topical strip about Chicago, "Why It's a Windy City." Gould married Edna Gauger in 1926 and their daughter, Jean, was born.
1931 - Gould was hired as a cartoonist with the Chicago Tribune and introduced the Dick Tracy cartoon. He drew the comic strip for the next 46 years from his home in Woodstock, Illinois.
1953 - His work on the strip won him the Reuben Award.
1977 - Gould retired on the 25th of December.
1980 - He was also given a Special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.
1985 - Died on the 11th of May of congestive heart failure. His life and creations are memorialized in the Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum in Woodstock, Illinois.
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