RECOGNITION

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014

Awards

1953

  • Northwestern University’s Award of Merit

1957

  • American Institute of Men and Boys Wear

1959

  • The Reuben Award

1977

  • Another Reuben Award

1979

  • USO of Chicago, American Armed Forces Recognition Dinner and Award

1979

  • Easter Seals Benefit honoring Chester Gould

1979

  • The Inkpot Award: The Most Popular Comic Strip of all time. San Diego Comic Convention

1979

  • The 96th Congressional Record recognized Chester Gould and Dick Tracy as American Heroes

1979

  • USO of Chicago, American Armed Forces Recognition Dinner and Award

1980

  • Press Veterans of the Year

1980

  • The Edgar Award (Edgar Allen Poe). For the first time in their thirty-four year history, the Mystery Writers of America presented a special award to a cartoonist and comic strip.

1981

  • Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame

1982

  • Northwestern University Alumni Medal

1983

  • The Tavern Club Recognition Dinner and Award

1990

  • Northwestern’s University’s night school alumni association’s development of The Chester Gould Society

1990

  • Award of Achievement from the Lambda Chi Alpha’s 55th General Assembly and leadership

Recognitions From Presidents

1973

  • Former President Richard Nixon

1979

  • Former President Jimmy Carter

1983

  • Former President Ronald Reagan

Other Recognitions

1949

  • Police Athletic Leagues

1953

  • Associated Police Communications Officers, Inc.

1958

  • National Police Officers Association

1968

  • The Honor Legion of the Police Department of the City of New York

1979

  • Illinois Crime Prevention Officers Association in Recognition of Crimetoppers Proclaimation for Outstanding Contributions in the Area of Crime Prevention

1975

  • Special Agents Association

1976

  • Illinois Crime Prevention Officers Association

1980

  • Chicago Police Department

1980

  • Press Veterans of the Year Award

1982

  • The Illinois Police Federation

1985

  • Crimestoppers for McHenry County

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