Washington's Inauguration Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1939

Anniversary of Washington's Inauguration Stamp

This issue commemorates the 150th anniversary of George Washington's first inauguration as President of the United States and was issued on April 30, 1939. This was the same date that the New York World's Fair opened, explaining why the stamp commemorating that event was issued a month earlier.

After serving as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, George Washington was elected the first President of the United States and was inaugurated on April 30, 1789.  The only President to be unanimously elected by the Electoral College, Washington served two terms as President with John Adams (the second President of the United States) as his Vice President for both terms.  The stamp shows Washington's Inauguration on the steps of Federal Hall in New York City, the capital of the United States until it was moved to Washington, DC in 1800.

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