US 1938 Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) 17c. Michel PR429A

US 1938 Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) 17c. Michel PR429A

Series: Presidential Issue - Precancels

Issued date: 27-10-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 17c.

Emission: Pre-cancelled

Catalogue No:-
Michel (Germany): PR429A

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

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Pink red
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

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

Description:- Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. He assumed the presidency as he was Vice President at the time of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Johnson was a Democrat who ran with Lincoln on the National Union ticket, coming to office as the Civil War concluded. He favored quick restoration of the seceded states to the Union without protection for the newly freed people who were formerly enslaved. This led to conflict with the Republican-dominated Congress, culminating in his impeachment by the House of Representatives in 1868. He was acquitted in the Senate by one vote.