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39c Clifton R. Wharton stamp

United States Postal Service2006-05-29

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Born at the turn of the century, Clifton R. Wharton, Sr. served the United States as a Foreign Service Officer through the 20th century's most tumultuous period. Wharton passed the Foreign Service exam in 1925, which made him the first African-American Foreign Service Officer. Under Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, Wharton became the first African-American to lead a delegation to a European country and the first African-American to come from within the Foreign Service ranks to become an ambassador.

Scott Catalogue USA: 4076f
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Museum ID: 2006.2026.347

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  • Title: 39c Clifton R. Wharton stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 2006-05-29
  • Subject Keywords: Clifton R. Wharton, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure

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