Iowa: Presidents.

(C-0216) U.S. #930-933 – 1945-46 Franklin Roosevelt Memorial Set After guiding America out of the Depression and through most of World War II, Franklin Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945, just 11 weeks into his fourth term and less than a month before Germany’s surrender.  To honor Roosevelt, an avid stamp collector, the Post Office issued four stamps in the months following Roosevelt’s death to honor his service to America:

U.S. #930 – 1¢ FDR and Hyde Park First Day of Issue: July 26, 1945 City: Washington DC. This stamp commemorates Franklin Roosevelt and the place of his birth, Hyde Park, NY.  He lived at Hyde Park until enrolling in preparatory school at the age of 14.

U.S. #931 – 2¢ FDR and Little White House First Day of Issue: August 24, 1945 City: Washington DC. This stamp commemorates the time President Roosevelt spent at the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia.  As therapy following an attack of polio, Franklin Roosevelt swam in the warm mineral pools of Warm Springs, Georgia.  In an effort to help polio victims afford treatment, Roosevelt bought the land surrounding the springs and established The Warm Springs Foundation.

U.S. #932 – 3¢ FDR and White House First Day of Issue: June 27, 1945 City: Washington DC. During his time at the White House, Roosevelt successfully led America through both the Great Depression and World War II.  He also became America’s only four-term president.

U.S. #933 – 5¢ FDR and Four Freedoms First Day of Issue: January 30, 1946 City: Washington DC. This stamp commemorates Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech that he delivered to Congress on January 6, 1941.  The four freedoms are the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom to worship God in one’s own way, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.  He concluded his speech stating that, “Our strength is our unity of purpose. To that high concept there can be no end save victory.”
(C-0202) U.S. #1246  1964 5¢ John F. Kennedy Memorial First Day of Issue: May 29, 1964 City: Boston, MA, also includes U.S. #558  6¢ James Garfield & #559 7¢ William McKinley – 1922-1925 Regular Issue Series, and U.S. #1036 1954 4¢ Lincoln – Liberty Series When John F. Kennedy was assassinated on the streets of Dallas on November 22, 1963, every American went into a state of shock. Much like 9/11, everyone who was alive in the 1960’s remembers where they were when they heard the news. Sadly, four sitting U.S. Presidents have been murdered: Abraham Lincoln (1865), James A. Garfield (1881), William McKinley (1901), and John F. Kennedy (1963). This interesting 1964 First Day Cover depicts those four assassinated presidents.
(S-0044) U.S. #1269  5¢ Herbert Hoover  First Day of Issue Date: August 10, 1965  City: West Branch, Iowa.
(C-0150) U.S. #1269  5¢ Herbert Hoover  First Day of Issue Date: August 10, 1965  City: West Branch, Iowa.
(S-0068) U.S. #1269  5¢ Herbert Hoover  First Day of Issue Date: August 10, 1965  City: West Branch, Iowa.
(C-0151) U.S. #1269  5¢ Herbert Hoover  First Day of Issue Date: August 10, 1965  City: West Branch, Iowa.
(P-0155) U.S. #1269  5¢ Herbert Hoover  First Day of Issue Date: August 10, 1965  City: West Branch, Iowa  Postmarked Sept 12, 1970 in Omaha, NE.
(C-0157)  Herbert Hoover Day – 100th Anniversary – 1874 – 1974. U.S. #1519  1973 10¢ 50-star & 13-star Flags Coil Stamp  First Day of Issue: December 8, 1973. City: San Francisco, CA  Postmarked on August 10, 1974 in West Branch, Iowa. 
(S-0045) (S-0046) U.S. #2219c  1986 22¢ Herbert Hoover from AMERIPEX 86 Presidential Series – Souvenir Sheets (US #2216-#2219) First Day of Issue Date: May 22, 1986 City: Chicago, Illinois.
(C-0152) U.S. #2219c  1986 22¢ Herbert Hoover from AMERIPEX 86 Presidential Series – First Day of Issue Date: May 22, 1986 City: Chicago, Illinois.
(C-0153) U.S. #2219c  1986 22¢ Herbert Hoover from AMERIPEX 86 Presidential Series – First Day of Issue Date: May 22, 1986 City: Chicago, Illinois w/U.S. #1269  5¢ Herbert Hoover.
(C-0154) U.S. #2219c  1986 22¢ Herbert Hoover from AMERIPEX 86 Presidential Series – First Day of Issue Date: May 22, 1986 City: Chicago, Illinois Postmarked August 10, 1986 in West Branch.
(C-0155) U.S. #3930   37¢ Presidential Libraries  First Day of Issue: August 4, 2005 City: West Branch, Iowa & Various Presidential Libraries across USA  This First Day Cover includes U.S. #12695¢ Herbert Hoover.

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