Frank Lanning

1982 Special Award of Recognition

            Frank Lanning was a cartoonist, illustrator, and artist.  Call him what you may, Frank Lanning is a Rhode Island institution.  Frank is recognized as one of the outstanding sports cartoonists in the nation.  His work is on display at the Baseball of Fame, the Football Hall of Fame, the Forth Worth Art Center and in many other sports centers.  Over the years Frank has turned out more than 300 testimonial cartoons, including many that recognize persons in the field of aquatics.  Frank is a member of the Palestine Temple Shrine and the Rhode Island Hall of Fame, which he founded.  He also is a member of Worlds Unlimited, which he served as its first president.