US 1938 William Howard Taft (1857-1930) 50c. Michel 438AV

US 1938 William Howard Taft (1857-1930) 50c. Michel 438AV

Series: Presidential Issue - Precancels

Issued date: 08-12-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 50c.

Emission: Pre-cancelled
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Michel (Germany): 438AV

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 22.2mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Light red violet
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Famous People, Politician, Head of State, Statesman, Nobel Laureate

Description:- William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was the 27th President of the United States (19091913) and the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (19211930), the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected President in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for reelection in 1912 by Woodrow Wilson after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding appointed Taft to be chief justice, a position he held until a month before his death.