US 1880 Henry Clay (1777-1852) 12c. Scott. 198

US 1880 Henry Clay (1777-1852) 12c. Scott. 198

Series: 1880 Reprints of 1879 Issue

Issued year: 1880
Face value: 12c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 198

Dimensions (height x width):
28.6mm x 25.4mm

Stamp Colors: Black purple
Perforation: line 12
Paper: soft porous paper
Gum: Without gum

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.