US 1879 Henry Clay (1777-1852) 12c. Official Scott. O101

US 1879 Henry Clay (1777-1852) 12c. Official Scott. O101

Series: Official Stamps

Issued date: 01-01-1879 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 12c.
Emission: Official/Service (Interior)
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): O101

Printer: The American Bank Note Co.

Stamp Colors: Vermilion
Perforation: line 12
Paper: Soft porous paper

Themes: Politicians, Famous People, Heads of State, Men

Description:- Henry Clay Sr. (1777-1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He was the seventh House speaker as well as the ninth secretary of state, also receiving electoral votes for president in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections. He helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser" and was part of the "Great Triumvirate" of Congressmen, alongside fellow Whig Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun.