1960 Walter F. George Plate Block of 4 4c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 1170

1960 Walter F. George Plate Block of 4 4c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 1170

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1960 Walter F. George Plate Block of 4 4c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 1170

On November 5, 1960 the USPS honored US Senator Walter F. George. was an American politician from the state of Georgia. He was a long-time United States Senator and was President pro tempore. He was a Democrat. In 1922, George resigned from the Supreme Court of Georgia to run for a seat in the United States Senate, which became available due to the death of Thomas E. Watson. George won the special election but rather than take his seat immediately when the Senate reconvened on November 21, 1922, George allowed the appointed Rebecca Latimer Felton to be officially sworn in, making her the first woman seated in the Senate, and serving until George took office on November 22, 1922, one day later. George was re-elected to his first full six year term in 1926. He served in the Senate from 1923 until 1957, declining to run for a sixth full term in 1956. At that time, the Republican Party in Georgia was very weak, so the real reelection contests for George were in the Democratic primaries. In 1938, George faced a particularly difficult primary fight after angering many Democrats by his opposition to certain aspects of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs. When World War II began in Europe, George was at first a member of the isolationist faction in the United States Senate, but later supported the lend-lease program between the United States and Britain. When the United States entered the war, George helped guide legislation to finance it while he was chairman of the finance committee. Throughout his career, George was known as a supporter of legislation to help farmers. He also supported racial segregation like most southern senators of the time. George was a member of twelve committees while he was in the Senate, and chairman of five, while in the Senate, George became known for his polished oratory and was considered one of the Senate's best public speakers.

 

These are real USPS postage stamps that are accepted by the USA Postal Service as payment for mail posted in the USA however the total rates on the stamps posted must equal or exceed the current appropriate postal mailing rate or extra postage must be paid.

 

The stamp set shown in the picture is a stock photo and is likely not a picture of the exact stamp set you will receive and it may differ in plate number and/or orientation. However the item you will receive will be similar including having a plate number (if one is present in the photos) and the same number of stamps. Stamps titled as MNH, OG will have no significant creases or unnatural gum disturbances unless otherwise noted.