Frank McKinney Hubbard
(born 1 September 1868
in Bellefontaine, Ohio
- died: 26 December 1930
in Indianapolis, Indiana
) was an American cartoonist
, and journalist
better known by his pen name "Kin" Hubbard
He was creator of the cartoon "Abe Martin of Brown County" which ran in U.S. newspapers from 1904 until his death in 1930, and was the originator of many political quips that remain in use. North American humorist Will Rogers declared Kin to be "America's greatest humorist."
The American playwright, screenwriter and journalist Lawrence Riley wrote the biographical play Kin Hubbard (1949) in his memory. It starred Tom Ewell and June Lockhart.
- Flattery won’t hurt you if you don’t swallow it.
- Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.
- Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.
- Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.
- We’d all like t’vote fer th’best man, but he’s never a candidate.
- When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.