Former NEA Exec Dies at 89

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By: E&P Staff

Thomas Peoples, retired vice president and director of comic art for Newspaper Enterprise Association, has died in Gainesville, Fla. He was 89.

Peoples began his career as a sports photographer for Hearst before joing NEA in 1953. Among the comics he was involved in bringing to syndication was “Frank and Ernest” by Bob Thaves.

NEA is part of United Media, which is also the parent of United Feature Syndicate.

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