Ben Sargent finished out his employment with The Austin American-Statesman last Friday. He announced he was taking a buyout a few weeks ago. He has been with the paper since 1974 and brought home a Pulitzer in 1982 and was a finalist in 2000 and 2001.
To commemorate his departure, Ben pulled from the archives seven cartoons – one for each president that has served during his time at the drawing table.
The local television station has also posted a story, including video, of Ben’s career at the American-Statesman.