Tom Little, Nashville Tennessean (1898 – 1972) Born in Snatch, TN (now called Peytonsville). Little’s father died when he was two and his family lived with his grandfather who taught him to draw. He joined the Tennessean in 1916 as a police reporter and became city editor in 1931. But he abandoned editing in favor of cartooning and became one of the most influential cartoonists in the U.S. He won the Pulitzer Price in 1957 for a cartoon promoting the Salk vaccine for prevention of polio.