List of people on stamps of the United States

This article lists people who have been featured on United States postage stamps. Since the United States Post Office issued its first stamp in 1847, over 4,000 stamps have been issued and over 800 people featured. Many of these people (especially the earlier Presidents) have been featured on multiple stamps. The following entries list the name of the person, the year they were first featured on a stamp, and a very short description of their notability.

For the purpose of this list, "featured" may mean:
# The likeness of a person,
# The name of a person, or
# People who have neither their likeness or name on a stamp, but are documented by the United States Postal Service as being the subject of a stamp (see Reference).

This list is complete through all announced 2007 issues [http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2007stamps/welcome.htm] .

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A

*Edwin Austin Abbey (2001) Illustrator
*Bud Abbott (1991) Comedian
*Dean Acheson (1993) Secretary of State
*Roy Acuff (2003) Country singer, musician, and songwriter
*Abigail Adams (1985) First Lady
*Ansel Adams (2002) Photographer
*John Adams (1938) 2nd President
*John Quincy Adams (1938) 6th President
*Jane Addams (1940) Social Worker
*Alvin Ailey (2004) Choreographer
*Louisa May Alcott (1940) Author
*Horatio Alger, Jr. (1982) Author
*Dante Alighieri (1965) Poet
*Ethan Allen (1955) Green Mountain Boys leader
*Gilbert M. Anderson (Broncho Billy Anderson) (1998) Actor
*Marian Anderson (2005) Contralto
*Susan B. Anthony (1936) Suffragist
*Antonello da Messina (1990) Painter
*Virginia Apgar (1994) Physician
*Johnny Appleseed (1966) Conservationist
*Harold Arlen (1996) Composer
*Edwin Armstrong (1983) FM radio inventor
*Louis Armstrong (1995) Jazz singer, musician, and songwriter
*Desi Arnaz (1999) Actor, producer and singer
*Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold (1988) Air Force General
*Chester Alan Arthur (1938) 21st President
*Arthur Ashe (2005) Tennis player
*John James Audubon (1940) Naturalist, painter
*Stephen F. Austin (1936) Texas colonizer

B

*Mildred Bailey (1994) Jazz singer
*George Balanchine (2004) Choreographer
*Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1913) Explorer
*Abraham Baldwin (1985) Statesman
*James Baldwin (2004) Author
*Lucille Ball (2001) Actress
*Benjamin Banneker (1980) Astronomer
*Theda Bara (1994) Actress
*Francis Barbé-Marbois (1953) Louisiana Purchase negotiator
*Samuel Barber (1997) Composer
*John Barry (1745-1803) (1936) Naval officer
*Ethel Barrymore (1982) Actress
*John Barrymore (1982) Actor
*Lionel Barrymore (1982) Actor
*Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1985) Statue of Liberty sculptor
*Clara Barton (1948) American Red Cross founder
*John Bartram (1999) Botanist
*William Bartram (1999) Botanist
*Count Basie (1996) Jazz musician, bandleader, and composer
*John Basilone (2005) Marine, Medal of Honor recipient
*Jim Beckwourth (1994) Explorer
*Alexander Graham Bell (1940) Telephone inventor
*Giovanni Bellini (1992) Painter
*Ruth Benedict (1995) Anthropologist
*Stephen Vincent Benét (1998) Author
*Jack Benny (1991) Comedian
*Thomas Hart Benton (1971) Painter
*Edgar Bergen (1991) Ventriloquist
*Irving Berlin (2002) Composer
*Leonard Bernstein (2001) Conductor, composer
*Mary McLeod Bethune (1985) Civil Rights advocate
*Albert Bierstadt (1998) Painter
*Hiram Bingham IV (2006) Diplomat
*George Caleb Bingham (1998) Painter
*Emily Bissell (1980) Social Worker
*Hugo L. Black (1986) Supreme Court Justice
*Elizabeth Blackwell (1974) 1st U.S. female physician
*Montgomery Blair (1963) Lawyer, politician, postmaster general
*Eubie Blake (1995) Jazz musician and songwriter
*Harlon Block (1945) Iwo Jima
*Nellie Bly (2002) Journalist
*Humphrey Bogart (1997) Actor
*Charles E. Bohlen (2006) Diplomat
*Simón Bolívar (1958) South American revolutionary
*Daniel Boone (1942) Frontiersman
*Sandro Botticelli (1981) Painter
*Clara Bow (1994) Actress
*John Bradley (1945) Iwo Jima
*Omar N. Bradley (2000) World War II Army General
*Mary Breckinridge (1998) Frontier Nursing Services founder
*Fanny Brice (1991) Comedian
*Jim Bridger (1994) Western pioneer
*William Jennings Bryan (1986) Lawyer, politician
*Paul "Bear" Bryant (1997) Football coach
*James Buchanan (1938) 15th President
*Pearl S. Buck (1983) Author
*Charles Bulfinch (1979) Architect
*Ralph Bunche (1982) Diplomat, Nobel Laureate
*Luther Burbank (1940) Horticulturist
*John Burgoyne (1927) Revolutionary War General
*Richard E. Byrd (1988) Antarctic explorer

C

*Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (1992) Explorer
*Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac (1951) Explorer
*James Cagney (1999) Actor
*Alexander Calder (1998) Sculptor
*Walter Camp (2003) Football coach
*Roy Campanella (2006) Baseball player
*Zachary Canter (2000) Child stamp design contest winner
*Hattie Caraway (2001) 1st female Senator
*Chester Carlson (1988) Xerox inventor
*Hoagy Carmichael (1996) Singer, musician, composer, and actor
*Andrew Carnegie (1960) Philanthropist
*Ludovico Carracci (1989) Painter
*Kit Carson (1994) Frontiersman
*Rachel Carson (1981) Environmentalist
*Alvin Pleasant Delaney Carter (1993) Country musician
*Maybelle Carter (1993) Country singer and musician
*Sara Carter (1993) Country singer and musician
*Philip Carteret (1964) Explorer
*Enrico Caruso (1987) Tenor
*George Washington Carver (1948 & 1998) Botanist
*Nellie Cashman (1994) Prospector
*Mary Cassatt (1966) Painter
*John Cassavetes (2003) Motion picture director
*Willa Sibert Cather (1973) Author
*George Catlin (1998) Painter
*Ignacio Chacón (2006) Painter
*Samuel de Champlain (2006) Explorer
*Lon Chaney, Jr. (1997) Actor
*Lon Chaney, Sr. (1994) Actor
*Octave Chanute (1979) Aviation pioneer
*Charlie Chaplin (1994) Actor
*John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed) (1966) Conservationist
*Carrie Chapman Catt (1948) Suffragist
*Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin (1974) Painter
*Martha Chase (1997) Doll designer
*César Chávez (2003) Labor rights leader
*Dennis Chavez (1991) Senator
*Claire Chennault (1990) Aviator
*Mary Chesnut (1995) Civil War diarist
*Frederic Edwin Church (1998) Painter
*Winston Churchill (1965) British Prime Minister
*Giovanni Battista Cima (1993) Painter
*George Rogers Clark (1929) Revolutionary War officer
*Grenville Clark (1985) Author
*William Clark (1954) Explorer
*Henry Clay (1870, 1902) Statesman
*Samuel L. Clemens (1940) Author
*Roberto Clemente (1984) Baseball player
*Grover Cleveland (1923) 22nd & 24th President
*Patsy Cline (1993) Country singer and musician
*David Cobb (1976) Congressional Representative, 3rd U.S. Congress
*Ty Cobb (2000) Baseball player
*Alvin Langdon Coburn (2002) Photographer
*Jacqueline Cochran (1996) Aviator
*Mickey Cochrane (2000) Baseball player
*Buffalo Bill Cody (1988) Wild West showman
*George M. Cohan (1978) Actor, playwright
*Nat King Cole (1994) Singer, musician, and songwriter
*Bessie Coleman (1995) 1st African American female pilot
*Eddie Collins (2000) Baseball player
*John Coltrane (1995) Jazz musician and composer
*Christopher Columbus (1893) Explorer
*Henry Comstock (1959) Prospector
*James Cook (1978) Explorer
*Calvin Coolidge (1938) 30th President
*Gary Cooper (1990) Actor
*James Fenimore Cooper (1940) Author
*Nicolaus Copernicus (1973) Astronomer
*Elizabeth Clarke Copley (1965) Portrait subject on a stamp honoring John Singleton Copley
*John Singleton Copley (1965) Painter
*Charles Cornwallis (1930) Revolutionary War General
*Dean Cornwell (2001) Illustrator
*Francisco Vazquez de Coronado (1940) Explorer
*Lorenzo Costa (2001) Painter
*Lou Costello (1991) Comedian
*Crazy Horse (1982) Oglala Sioux warrior
*Davy Crockett (1967) Alamo defender
*Bing Crosby (1994) Singer, actor
*Percy Crosby (1997) Cartoonist
*Jim Crowley (1998) Football player
*Imogen Cunningham (2002) Photographer
*Nathaniel Currier (1976) Lithographer
*Glenn Curtiss (1980) Aviation pioneer
*Harvey Cushing (1988) Neurosurgeon
*Manasseh Cutler (1937) Northwest Territory pioneer

D

*Daniel Daly (2005) Marine; Medal of Honor recipient
*Virginia Dare (1937) 1st European child born in America
*Gerard David (1979) Painter
*Alexander Jackson Davis (1980) Architect
*Allison Davis (1994) Educator, anthropologist
*Benjamin Oliver Davis, Sr. (1997) Army General
*Bette Davis (2008) Actress
*Jefferson Davis (1970) Confederate President
*Agnes de Mille (2004) Choreographer
*Dizzy Dean (2000) Baseball player
*James Dean (1996) Actor
*Stephen Decatur (1936) Naval officer
*Lee De Forest (1973)
*Andrea della Robbia (1978) Sculptor
*Luca della Robbia (1985) Sculptor
*Cecil B. DeMille (2003) Motion picture producer
*Jack Dempsey (1998) Boxer
*George Dewey (1936) Navy Admiral
*John Dewey (1968) Educator
*Emily Dickinson (1971) Poet
*John Dickinson (1976) American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania
*William Dickson (1996) Motion picture camera inventor
*Everett Dirksen (1981) Senator
*Walt Disney (1968) Motion picture producer, animator
*Dorothea Dix (1983) Mental health advocate
*Jimmy Dorsey (1996) Jazz musician and bandleader
*Tommy Dorsey (1996) Jazz musician and bandleader
*Stephen A. Douglas (1958) Politician
*Frederick Douglass (1967) Abolitionist
*Charles R. Drew (1981) Surgeon
*W. E. B. Du Bois (1992) Civil Rights advocate
*John Foster Dulles (1960) Secretary of State
*Paul Laurence Dunbar (1975) Poet
*Harvey Dunn (2001) Illustrator
*Asher B. Durand (1998) Painter

E

*Eddie Eagan (1990) Boxer, bobsledder
*Thomas Eakins (1967) Painter, sculptor
*Charles and Ray Eames (2008) Industrial design, furniture design
*Amelia Earhart (1963) Aviator
*Wyatt Earp (1994) Gunfighter
*George Eastman (1954) Roll film inventor
*Thomas Alva Edison (1947) Inventor
*Albert Einstein (1966) Physicist
*Dwight D. Eisenhower (1969) 34th President
*Charles W. Eliot (1940) Educator
*Thomas Stearns Eliot (1986) Poet
*Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1986) Jazz musician and composer
*Lincoln Ellsworth (1988) Antarctic explorer
*Ralph Waldo Emerson (1940) Author
*John Ericsson (1926) Inventor
*Leif Erikson (1968) Explorer
*Walker Evans (2002) Photographer
*Ray Ewry (1990) Track & field athlete
*Jan van Eyck (1968) Painter

F

*Douglas Fairbanks (1984) Actor
*Cal Farley (1996) Boys Ranch founder
*Philo T. Farnsworth (1983) TV camera inventor
*David G. Farragut (1903) 1st Navy Admiral
*William Cuthbert Faulkner (1987) Author
*Robert Fawcett (2001) Illustrator
*Edna Ferber (2002) Author
*Perry Ferguson (2003) Motion picture art director
*Enrico Fermi (2001) Physicist
*Richard Feynman (2005) Physicist
*Arthur Fiedler (1997) Conductor
*Dorothy Fields (1996) Lyricist
*W. C. Fields (1980) Actor, comedian
*Millard Fillmore (1938) 13th President
*Ella Fitzgerald (2007) Jazz singer
*F. Scott Fitzgerald (1996) Author
*James Montgomery Flagg (2001) Illustrator
*Father Edward J. Flanagan (1986) Orphan advocate
*Henry Fonda (2005) Actor
*Lynn Fontanne (1999) Actress
*Gerald R. Ford (2007) President of the United States (stamp released within eight months of his death; US President stamps are permitted upon the death of the President)
*Henry Ford (1968) Industrialist
*John Foster (1998) Painter
*Stephen Collins Foster (1940) Composer
*Four Chaplains (1948) Died during the "Dorchester" sinking
*George L. Fox (1948) One of the Four Chaplains
*Jimmie Foxx (2000) Baseball player
*Saint Francis of Assisi (1982) Franciscan Order founder
*Peter Francisco (1975) Revolutionary War soldier
*Benjamin Franklin (1847) 1st Postmaster, statesman, scientist
*Elizabeth Freake (1998) Portrait subject
*Mary Freake (1998) Portrait subject
*John Fremont (1994) Explorer, Senator
*John C. Fremont (1898) Explorer, Senator
*Daniel Chester French (1940) Sculptor
*Arthur Burdett Frost (2001) Illustrator
*Robert Frost (1974) Poet
*Buckminster Fuller (2004) Inventor
*Robert Fulton (1909) Steamboat inventor
*Frank Furness (1980) Architect

G

*Clark Gable (1990) Actor
*Rene Gagnon (1945) Iwo Jima
*Thomas Gainsborough (1974) Painter
*Albert Gallatin (1967) Secretary of the Treasury
*Thomas H. Gallaudet (1983) Educator
*Bernardo de Galvez (1980) Revolutionary War General
*Mohandas Gandhi (1961) Indian patriot
*Greta Garbo (2005) Actress
*James A. Garfield (1882) 20th President
*Giuseppe Garibaldi (1960) Italian patriot
*Judy Garland (1990) Actress
*Erroll Garner (1995) Jazz musician and composer
*Lou Gehrig (1989) Baseball player
*Theodor Seuss Geisel (1999) Author & illustrator
*Walter F. George (1960) Senator
*Geronimo (1994) Apache leader
*George Gershwin (1973) Composer and musician
*Ira Gershwin (1999) Lyricist
*Domenico Ghirlandaio (1975) Painter
*Amadeo P. Giannini (1973) Bank of America founder
*Josiah Willard Gibbs (2005) Thermodynamicist
*Josh Gibson (2000) Baseball player
*John Gilbert (1994) Actor
*Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1984) Industrial engineer
*Giorgio Barbarelli Giorgione (1971) Painter
*Giotto di Bondone (1995) Painter
*Robert H. Goddard (1964) Rocket scientist
*George W. Goethals (1939) Panama Canal engineer
*Samuel Gompers (1950) Labor union leader
*Alexander D. Goode (1948) One of the Four Chaplains
*Benny Goodman (1996) Jazz musician and bandleader
*Charles Goodnight (1994) Cattle rancher
*Jan Gossaert (2002) Painter
*Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1997) Composer
*Francisco Goya (1974) Painter
*Martha Graham (2004) Choreographer
*Red Grange (2003) Football player
*Cary Grant (2002) Actor
*Ulysses S. Grant (1890) 18th President
*François Joseph Paul Grasse (1931) Revolutionary War Admiral
*Horace Greeley (1961) Journalist
*Adolphus W. Greely (1986) Arctic explorer
*Hank Greenberg (2006) Baseball player
*Nathanael Greene (1936) Revolutionary War General
*Ludwig Greiner (1997) Doll designer
*David Wark Griffith (1975) Motion picture producer
*Ferde Grofé (1997) Composer
*Walter Gropius (1982) Architect
*Thomas Grosvenor (1968) Revolutionary War soldier
*Lefty Grove (2000) Baseball player
*Johnny Gruelle (1997) Doll designer
*Johann Gutenberg (1952) Printing press inventor
*Woody Guthrie (1998) Folk singer, songwriter, and musician

H

*Philip Habib (2006) Diplomat
*George Halas (1997) Football coach
*Nathan Hale (1925) Revolutionary War officer
*Bill Haley (1993) Rock and roll singer, musician, and songwriter
*Alexander Hamilton (1870) Statesman
*Alice Hamilton (1995) Physician
*Dag Hammarskjold (1962) United Nations Secretary General
*Oscar Hammerstein II (1999) Musical theater writer
*John Hancock (1976) Declaration of Independence signatory
*Winfield Hancock (1995) Civil War General
*William Christopher Handy (1969) Blues musician and composer
*John Hanson (1981) President of 1st Continental Congress
*Yip Harburg (2005) Lyricist
*Warren G. Harding (1923) 29th President
*Oliver Hardy (1991) Comedian
*William Harnett (1969) Painter
*Joel Chandler Harris (1948) Journalist
*Patricia Roberts Harris (2000) Presidential Cabinet member, ambassador
*Benjamin Harrison (1902) 23rd President
*William Henry Harrison (1938) 9th President
*Lorenz Hart (1999) Lyricist
*Moss Hart (2004) Playwright
*Bret Harte (1987) Author
*David Hartley (1983) Treaty of Paris signatory
*John Harvard (1986) Harvard College benefactor
*Josiah Johnson Hawes (2002) Photographer
*Coleman Hawkins (1995) Jazz musician
*Nathaniel Hawthorne (1983) Author
*Ira Hayes (1945) Iwo Jima
*Mary Ludwig Hays (Molly Pitcher) (1928) Battlefield volunteer
*Rutherford B. Hayes (1922) 19th President
*Edith Head (2003) Costume designer
*Martin Johnson Heade (2004) Painter
*John Held, Jr. (2001) Illustrator
*Ernest Hemingway (1989) Author
*Patrick Henry (1955) American Revolution orator
*Jim Henson (2005) Muppets creator
*Matthew Alexander Henson (1986) Arctic explorer
*Audrey Hepburn (2003) Actress
*Victor Herbert (1940) Composer
*Nicholas Herkimer (1977) Revolutionary War General
*Bernard Herrmann (1999) Composer
*Milton S. Hershey (1995) Confectioner
*Wild Bill Hickok (1994) Gunfighter
*Marguerite Higgins (2002) Journalist
*Morgan Hill (2000) Child stamp design contest winner
*Lewis Hine (2002) Photographer
*John L. Hines (2000) World War I General
*Alfred Hitchcock (1998) Motion picture director
*James Hoban (1981) White House architect
*Katsushika Hokusai (1974) Painter
*Billie Holiday (1994) Jazz singer
*Hollow Horn Bear (date unknown) Brulé Sioux leader
*Buddy Holly (1993) Rock and roll singer, musician, and songwriter
*Oliver Wendell Holmes (1968) Supreme Court Justice
*Winslow Homer (1962) Painter
*Herbert Hoover (1965) 31st President
*Johns Hopkins (1989) Philanthropist
*Mark Hopkins (1940) Educator
*Edward Hopper (1970) Painter
*Rogers Hornsby (2000) Baseball player
*Harry Houdini (2002) Magician
*Sam Houston (1963) Texas Governor
*Elias Howe (1940) Inventor
*Julia Ward Howe (1987) Abolitionist
*Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett (1994) Blues singer, musician, and songwriter
*Edwin Hubble (2000) Astronomer
*Henry Hudson (1909) Explorer
*Charles Evans Hughes (1962) Chief Justice
*Langston Hughes (2002) Author
*Cordell Hull (1963) Secretary of State
*Hubert Humphrey (1991) Vice President
*Richard Morris Hunt (1981) Architect
*Samuel Huntington (1976) Declaration of Independence signatory
*Zora Neale Hurston (2003) Author

I

*Washington Irving (1940) Author
*Isabella of Castile (1893) Queen of Spain, funded Christopher Columbus's voyage
*Charles Ives (1997) Composer
*Frederic E. Ives (1996) Halftone printing inventor
*James Ives (1974) Lithographer

J

*Andrew Jackson (1861) 7th President
*Mahalia Jackson (1998) Gospel singer
*Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson (1937) Confederate Army General
*John Jay (1958) New York Governor, statesman, Supreme Court justice
*Robinson Jeffers (1973) Poet
*Thomas Jefferson (1861) 3rd President
*Jesus (1966) Christianity founder
*Andrew Johnson (1938) 17th President
*Eastman Johnson (1976) Painter
*James P. Johnson (1995) Composer
*James Weldon Johnson (1988) Author
*Joshua Johnson (1998) Painter
*Lyndon B. Johnson (1973) 36th President
*Robert Johnson (1994) Blues singer, musician, and songwriter
*Walter Johnson (2000) Baseball player
*Joseph E. Johnston (1995) Confederate Army General
*Louis Jolliet (1968) Explorer
*Al Jolson (1994) Singer and actor
*Casey Jones (1950) Railroad engineer
*John Paul Jones (1936) Revolutionary War Naval Captain
*Bobby Jones (1981) Golfer
*Scott Joplin (1983) Ragtime musician and composer
*Chief Joseph (1968) Nez Perce warrior
*Percy Lavon Julian (1993) Chemist
*Ernest E. Just (1996) Biologist

K

*Duke Kahanamoku (2002) Surfer, swimmer
*Frida Kahlo (2001) Painter
*Kamehameha I of Hawaii (1937) Hawaiian King
*Elisha Kent Kane (1986) Arctic explorer
*Boris Karloff (1997) Actor
*Theodore von Kármán (1992) Aerospace scientist
*Gertrude Käsebier (2002) Photographer
*Stephen Watts Kearny (1946) Mexican American War officer
*Buster Keaton (1994) Actor
*Helen Keller (1980) Author, disability advocate
*Grace Kelly (1993) Actress
*John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1964) 35th President
*Robert F. Kennedy (1979) Attorney General
*Rockwell Kent (2001) Illustrator
*Jerome Kern (1985) Composer
*André Kertész (2002) Hungarian photographer
*Francis Scott Key (1948) Star-Spangled Banner composer
*Martin Luther King, Jr. (1979) Civil Rights advocate
*Franz Kline (1998) Painter
*Henry Knox (1985) Revolutionary War General
*Erich Korngold (1999) Composer
*Tadeusz Kościuszko (1933) Polish-Lithuanian patriot
*Lajos Kossuth (1958) Hungarian patriot

L

*Marquis de Lafayette (1952) Revolutionary War General
*Fiorello H. La Guardia (1972) New York City Mayor
*Dorothea Lange (2002) Photographer
*Samuel Pierpont Langley (1988) Aviation pioneer
*Sidney Lanier (1972) Poet
*Benjamin Latrobe (1979) Architect
*Frank C. Laubach (1984) Educator
*Stan Laurel (1991) Comedian
*John Laurens (1976) Revolutionary War soldier
*Elmer Layden (1998) Football coach
*Huddie Ledbetter (1998) Blues singer, musician, and songwriter
*Jason Lee (1948) Oregon Territory missionary
*Robert E. Lee (1937) Confederate Army General
*Vivien Leigh (1990) Actress
*John A. Lejeune (2005) Marine Corps Commandant
*Ponce de Leon (1982) Explorer
*Alan Jay Lerner (1999) Lyricist
*Emanuel Leutze (1976) Painter
*Francis Lewis (1976) Declaration of Independence signatory
*Meriwether Lewis (1954) Explorer
*Sinclair Lewis (1985) Author
*Joseph Christian Leyendecker (2001) Illustrator
*Abraham Lincoln (1866) 16th President
*Benjamin Lincoln (1976) Revolutionary War General
*Tad Lincoln (1984) son of Abraham Lincoln
*Charles Lindbergh (1927) Aviator
*Jean-Etienne Liotard (1974) Painter
*Fra Filippo Lippi (1984) Painter
*Walter Lippmann (1985) Journalist
*Sarah Lipsey (2000) Child stamp design contest winner
*Robert R. Livingston (1904) Declaration of Independence drafter
*Harold Lloyd (1994) Actor
*Belva Ann Lockwood (1986) Lawyer, feminist
*Frank Loesser (1999) Composer
*Frederick Loewe (1999) Composer
*Vince Lombardi (1997) Football coach
*Jack London (1986) Author
*Crawford W. Long (1940) Physician
*Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1940) Poet
*Lorenzo Lotto (1970) Painter
*Joe Louis (1993) Boxer
*Louis XVI of France (1978) King of France, Revolutionary War supporter
*Juliette Gordon Low (1948) Girl Scouts of America founder
*James Russell Lowell (1940) Poet
*Henry R. Luce (1998) Publisher
*Sybil Ludington (1975) Revolutionary War heroine
*Bela Lugosi (1997) Actor
*Bernardino Luini (2007) Painter
*Alfred Lunt (1999) Actor
*Martin Luther (1983) Protestant reformer
*Mary Lyon (1987) Educator

M

*Clara Maass (1976) Yellow fever victim
*Douglas MacArthur (1971) Army General
*Thomas Macdonough (1937) Naval officer
*Edward MacDowell (1940) Composer
*Dolley Madison (1980) First Lady
*Helene Madison (1990) Swimmer
*James Madison (1894) 4th President
*Ramon Magsaysay (1957) Philippine President
*Henry Mancini (2004) Composer
*Horace Mann (1940) Educator
*C.G.E. Mannerheim (1960) Finnish President
*Mickey Mantle (2006) Baseball player
*Rocky Marciano (1999) Boxer
*Luis Muñoz Marín (1990) 1st Puerto Rico Governor
*Roger Maris (1999) Baseball player
*Jacques Marquette (1898) Explorer
*George Catlett Marshall (1965) Secretary of State, Army General
*John Marshall (1894) Chief Justice
*Thurgood Marshall (2003) Supreme Court Justice
*Roberta Martin (1998) Gospel singer, musician, and songwriter
*Mary (The Madonna) (1966) Central figure in Christianity
*Tomáš Masaryk (1960) President of Czechoslovakia
*George Mason (1958) Statesman
*Edgar Lee Masters (1970) Poet
*Bat Masterson (1994) U.S. Marshal
*Richard Mather (1998) Painter
*Christy Mathewson (2000) Baseball player
*Paolo de Matteis (1996) Painter
*Jan Earnst Matzeliger (1991) Lasting machine inventor
*Bernard Maybeck (1981) Architect
*Charles Horace Mayo (1964) Surgeon
*William James Mayo (1964) Surgeon
*Philip Mazzei (1980) Revolutionary War supporter
*Barbara McClintock (2005) Geneticist
*John McCormack (1984) Tenor
*Cyrus Hall McCormick (1940) Mechanical reaper inventor
*Hattie McDaniel (2006) Actress
*Ephraim McDowell (1959) Surgeon
*William McKinley (1904) 25th President
*John McLoughlin (1948) Oregon Territory settler
*Brien McMahon (1962) Atomic Energy Act author
*Neysa McMein (2001) Illustrator
*Clyde McPhatter (1993) R&B singer
*Margaret Mead (1998) Anthropologist
*George Meany (1994) Labor union leader
*Andrew W. Mellon (1955) Financier
*Herman Melville (1984) Author
*Hans Memling (1966) Painter
*Johnny Mercer (1996) Composer and singer
*Ottmar Mergenthaler (1996) Linotype inventor
*Ethel Merman (1994) Singer, actress
*Moina Michael (1948) Memorial Poppy founder
*Edna St. Vincent Millay (1981) Poet
*Don Miller (1998) Football player
*Glenn Miller (1996) Jazz musician
*Robert Millikan (1982) Physicist
*Charlie Mingus (1995) Jazz musician and composer
*Billy Mitchell (1999) Air Force General
*Margaret Mitchell (1986) Author
*Lorenzo Monaco (2004) Painter
*Thelonious Monk (1995) Jazz musician and composer
*James Monroe (1904) 5th President
*Marilyn Monroe (1995) Actress
*John Bassett Moore (1965) Jurist
*Marianne Craig Moore (1990) Poet
*Thomas Moran (1998) Painter
*Giovanni Battista Moroni (1987) Painter
*Justin S. Morrill (1999) Senator
*Robert Morris (1952) Declaration of Independence signatory
*Samuel F. B. Morse (1940) Telegraph inventor
*Jelly Roll Morton (originally Ferdinand J. La Menthe) (1995) Jazz musician and composer
*Julius Sterling Morton (1932) Arbor Day founder
*Anna Mary Robertson Moses "Grandma Moses" (1969) Painter
*Horace Moses (1984) Junior Achievement founder
*Lucretia Mott (1948) Civil Rights advocate
*John Muir (1964) Conservationist
*Audie L. Murphy (2000) World War II soldier, actor
*Robert Daniel Murphy (2006) Diplomat
*Edward R. Murrow (1994) Journalist
*Eadweard Muybridge (1996) Photographer
*Myron of Boeotia (1996) Sculptor

N

*Bronco Nagurski (2003) Football player
*James Naismith (1961) Basketball inventor
*Ogden Nash (2002) Poet
*Thomas Nelson, Jr. (1976) Declaration of Independence signatory
*Louise Nevelson (2000) Sculptor
*Ernie Nevers (2003) Football player
*Ethelbert Nevin (1940) Composer
*Alfred Newman (1999) Composer
*Jean Nicolet (1934) Explorer
*Chester W. Nimitz (1985) World War II Admiral
*Richard Nixon (1995) 37th President
*Alfred Nobel (2001) Philanthropist
*Isamu Noguchi (2004) Sculptor
*George W. Norris (1961) Senator

O

*Annie Oakley (1994) Sharpshooter
*Adolph S. Ochs (1976) New York Times publisher
*James Edward Oglethorpe (1933) Georgia founder
*Georgia O'Keeffe (1996) Painter
*Frederick Law Olmsted (1999) Landscape architect
*Eugene O'Neill (1973) Playwright
*Rose O'Neill (2001) Illustrator
*Eugene Ormandy (1997) Conductor
*Timothy O'Sullivan (2002) Photographer
*Mel Ott (2006) Baseball player
*Francis Ouimet (1988) Golfer
*Jesse Owens (1990) Track & field athlete

P

*Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1960) Polish Prime Minister
*Satchel Paige (2000) Baseball player
*Thomas Paine (1965) Journalist
*Nathaniel Palmer (1988) Antarctic explorer
*George Papanicolaou (1978) Cytologist
*Al Parker (2001) Illustrator
*Charlie Parker (1995) Jazz musician and composer
*Dorothy Parker (1992) Author
*Francis Parkman (1965) Historian
*Maxfield Parrish (2001) Illustrator
*Alden Partridge (1985) Educator
*George S. Patton, Jr. (1953) World War II Army General
*Alice Paul (1995) Suffragist
*Ethel L. Payne (2002) Journalist
*Charles Willson Peale (1955) Painter
*Rembrandt Peale (1998) Painter
*Robert Edwin Peary (1959) Arctic explorer
*Phoebe Pember (1995) Confederate nurse
*William Penn (1932) Pennsylvania founder
*Claude Pepper (2000) Senator
*Frances Perkins (1980) Secretary of Labor
*Matthew Perry (1953) Navy Commodore
*Oliver Hazard Perry (1870) Naval officer
*John J. Pershing (1961) World War I General
*Perugino (1986) Painter
*John Frederick Peto (1974) Painter
*Ammi Phillips (1998) Painter
*Coles Phillips (2001) Illustrator
*Ben Picket (1994) brother of Bill Picket, accidentally placed on stamp when his brother Bill was meant to appear; stamp recalled and replaced
*Bill Pickett (1994) Wild West performer
*Franklin Pierce (1938) 14th President
*Sano di Pietro (1997) Painter
*William T. Piper (1990) Aviation pioneer
*ZaSu Pitts (1994) Actress
*Pocahontas (1907) Algonquin Indian
*Edgar Allan Poe (1949) Author
*Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable (1987) Chicago settler
*Clark V. Poling (1948) One of the Four Chaplains
*James K. Polk (1938) 11th President
*Jackson Pollock (1999) Painter
*Lily Pons (1997) Soprano
*Rosa Ponselle (1997) Soprano
*Salem Poor (1975) Revolutionary War soldier
*Cole Porter (1991) Composer and songwriter
*David D. Porter (1937) Civil War naval officer
*Katherine Anne Porter (2006) Author
*Emily Post (1998) Author
*Wiley Post (1979) Aviator
*John Wesley Powell (1969) Geologist
*Elvis Presley (1993) Rock and roll singer and musician
*Joseph Priestley (1983) Chemist
*Kazimierz Pułaski (1931) Revolutionary War soldier (spelled "Casimir Pulaski" on the stamp)
*Joseph Pulitzer (1947) Journalist
*Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller (2005) Marine Corps General
*Rufus Putnam (1937) Northwest Territory settler
*Ernest Taylor Pyle (1971) Journalist
*Howard Pyle (1964) Illustrator

Q

*Harriet Quimby (1991) Pilot
*Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (2006) Tejano singer

R

*Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (1994) Blues singer
*Ayn Rand (1999) Author
*Asa Philip Randolph (1989) Labor & Civil Rights advocate
*Raphael (1973) Painter
*Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (2008) Author
*Man Ray (2002) Photographer
*Sam Rayburn (1962) Legislator
*George Read (1976), lawyer and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
*Ronald Reagan (2005) 40th President
*Red Cloud (1987) Oglala Sioux Chief
*Otis Redding (1993) Soul singer and songwriter
*Walter Reed (1940) Army surgeon
*Frederic Remington (1940) Sculptor, painter
*James Renwick, Jr. (1980) Architect
*Ernst Reuter (1959) Berlin Mayor
*Bernard Revel (1986) Educator
*Paul Revere (1958) Revolutionary War patriot
*Henry Hobson Richardson (1980) Architect
*Eddie Rickenbacker (1995) World War I fighter pilot
*James Whitcomb Riley (1940) Poet
*Paul Robeson (2004) Civil Rights advocate
*Edward G. Robinson (2000) Actor
*Jackie Robinson (1982) Baseball player
*Sugar Ray Robinson (2006) Boxer
*Comte de Rochambeau (1931) Revolutionary War General
*Knute Rockne (1988) Football coach
*Norman Rockwell (1972) Painter
*Jimmie Rodgers (1978) Country singer, musician, and songwriter
*Richard Rodgers (1999) Composer
*Will Rogers (1948) Humorist
*Antoniazzo Romano (1991) Painter
*Eleanor Roosevelt (1963) First Lady
*Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1945) 32nd President
*Theodore Roosevelt (1922) 26th President
*Betsy Ross (1952) American flag creator
*George Ross (delegate) (1952) Relative of Betsy Ross
*Mark Rothko (1998) Painter
*Edward Rudledge (1976) Painter
*Wilma Rudolph (2004) Track & field athlete
*Jimmy Rushing (1994) Blues singer
*Charles M. Russell (1961) Painter
*Richard Russell, Jr. (1984) Statesman
*George Herman "Babe" Ruth (1983) Baseball player

S

*Eero Saarinen (1982) Architect
*Sacagawea (1994) Shoshone guide
*Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1940) Sculptor
*Peter Salem (1968) Revolutionary War soldier
*Haym Salomon (1975) Revolutionary War financier
*William T. Sampson (1937) Navy Admiral
*José de San Martin (1959) South American liberator
*Carl Sandburg (1978) Poet
*Henry Sandham (1925) Painter
*Winthrop Sargent (1948) Mississippi Territory Governor
*William Saroyan (1991) Author
*Winfield S. Schley (1937) Navy Admiral
*Albert Schoenhut (1997) Doll designer
*Carl Schurz (1983) Journalist
*Blanche Stuart Scott (1980) Aviator
*Winfield Scott (1870) Army General
*David O. Selznick (2003) Motion picture producer
*Raphael Semmes (1995) Naval officer
*Sequoyah (1980) Cherokee linguist
*Junipero Serra (1985) Franciscan mission founder
*John Sevier (1946) Tennessee Governor
*William H. Seward (1873) Secretary of State
*Chief Shadoo (1930) Kiowa Chief
*William Shakespeare (1964) Playwright
*Charles Sheeler (1998) Painter
*Philip Henry Sheridan (1937) Civil War General
*Roger Sherman (1976) Declaration of Independence signatory
*William Tecumseh Sherman (1893) Civil War General
*Igor Sikorsky (1988) Aircraft engineer
*Elisabetta Sirani (1994) Painter
*George Sisler (2000) Baseball player
*Sitting Bull (1989) Hunkpapa Sioux warrior
*John French Sloan (1971) Painter
*Alfred E. Smith (1945) New York Governor
*Bessie Smith (1994) Blues singer
*Jessie Willcox Smith (2001) Illustrator
*John Smith (1907) Jamestown settler
*W. Eugene Smith (2002) Photographer
*John Philip Sousa (1940) Composer
*Franklin Sousley (1945) Iwo Jima
*Albert Southworth (2002) Photographer
*Tris Speaker (2000) Baseball player
*Elmer Sperry (1985) Aviation pioneer Note: the wrong photograph was used as the basis for the stamp, which actually pictures Elmer Sperry's father.
*Lawrence Sperry (1985) Aviation pioneer
*Edwin M. Stanton (1871) Secretary of War
*Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1948) Suffragist
*Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1986) Arctic explorer
*Edward Steichen (2002) Photographer
*John Steinbeck (1979) Author
*Max Steiner (1999) Composer
*Charles Steinmetz (1983) Electrical inventor
*Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1930) Revolutionary War general
*Adlai E. Stevenson II (1965) UN Ambassador and presidential candidate [ [http://1847usa.com/identify/1960s/1275.jpgImage of stamp] with face of Adlai E. Stevenson II and UN symbol]
*James Stewart (2007) Actor
*Walter Stewart (1976) Revolutionary War soldier
*Alfred Stieglitz (2002) Photographer
*Joseph W. Stilwell (2000) Army General
*Leopold Stokowski (1997) Conductor
*Harlan Fiske Stone (1948) Chief Justice
*Lucy Stone (1965) Suffragist
*Paul Strand (2002) Photographer
*Michael Strank (1945) Iwo Jima
*Igor Stravinsky (1982) Composer
*William Strickland (1979) Architect
*Gilbert Charles Stuart (1940) Painter
*Harry Stuhldreher (1998) Football player
*Peter Stuyvesant (1948) New Amsterdam Governor
*Dr. Seuss (1999) Author & illustrator
*Anne Sullivan (1980) Educator
*John Sullivan (1929) Revolutionary War general
*Louis Sullivan (1981) Architect
*George Szell (1997) Conductor, composer

T

*Robert A. Taft (1960) Senator
*William Howard Taft (1930) 27th President
*Henry Ossawa Tanner (1973) Painter
*Ida Tarbell (2002) Author, journalist
*Zachary Taylor (1875) 12th President
*Gerard Terborch (1974) Painter
*Sonny Terry (1998) Blues musician
*Nikola Tesla (1983) Induction motor inventor
*Rosetta Tharpe (1998) Gospel singer, musician, and songwriter
*Sylvanus Thayer (1985) Educator
*Charles Thomson (1976) Continental Congress Secretary
*Henry David Thoreau (1967) Author
*Jim Thorpe (1984) Football player
*James Thurber (1994) Author, illustrator, humorist
*Lawrence Tibbett (1997) Actor, singer
*Giambattista Tiepolo (1982) Painter
*Lewis Comfort Tiffany (2007) Designer
*Bill Tilghman (1994) Southwest lawman
*Dimitri Tiomkin (1999) Composer
*Arturo Toscanini (1989) Conductor
*Pie Traynor (2000) Baseball player
*William T. Trego (1976) Painter
*Harry S. Truman (1973) 33rd President
*John Trumbull (1927) Painter
*Sojourner Truth (1986) Abolitionist
*Harriet Tubman (1978) Abolitionist
*Richard Tucker (1997) Tenor
*Mark Twain (1940) Author
*John Tyler (1938) 10th President

U

V

*Ritchie Valens (1993) Rock and roll musician
*Rudolph Valentino (1994) Actor
*Martin Van Buren (1938) 8th President
*Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1982) Architect
*James Van Der Zee (2002) Photographer
*Félix Varela (1997) Social reformer
*Alfred V. Verville (1985) Aviation pioneer
*Bartolomeo Vivarini (1999) Painter
*John von Neumann (2005) Mathematician

W

*Honus Wagner (2000) Baseball player
*Izannah Walker (1997) Doll designer
*Madam C.J. Walker (1998) Philanthropist
*Mary Edwards Walker (1982) Army surgeon
*DeWitt Wallace (1998) Publisher
*Lila Wallace (1998) Publisher
*Raoul Wallenberg (1997) Humanitarian
*Clara Ward (1998) Gospel singer and songwriter
*Andy Warhol (2002) Painter
*"Pop" Warner (1997) Football coach
*Earl Warren (1992) Chief Justice
*Robert Penn Warren (2005) Author and poet
*Booker T. Washington (1940) Educator
*Dinah Washington (1993) Blues singer
*George Washington (1847) 1st President
*John P. Washington (1948) One of the Four Chaplains
*Martha Washington (1902) First Lady
*Ethel Waters (1994) Blues singer and actress
*Muddy Waters (1994) Blues singer, musician, and songwriter
*Stand Watie (1995) Confederate General
*Carleton Watkins (2002) Photographer
*Franz Waxman (1999) Composer
*Anthony Wayne (1929) Revolutionary War General
*John Wayne (1990) Actor
*Daniel Webster (1870) Statesman
*Noah Webster (1958) Author
*Orson Welles (1999) Motion picture director
*Ida B. Wells (1990) Civil Rights advocate
*Benjamin West (1956) Painter
*Joseph West (1930) Charleston Governor
*Edward Weston (2002) Photographer
*Clifton R. Wharton, Sr. (2006) Diplomat
*Edith Wharton (1980) Author
*Joseph Wharton (1981) Wharton School of Business founder
*James McNeill Whistler (1934) Painter
*Jon Whitcomb (2001) Illustrator
*Josh White (1998) Folk singer, musician, songwriter, and actor
*Minor White (2002) Photographer
*Paul Dudley White (1986) Cardiologist
*William Allen White (1948) Newspaper editor
*Wabokieshiek (White Cloud) (1998) Iowa Chief
*Walt Whitman (1940) Poet
*Eli Whitney (1940) Cotton gin inventor
*John Greenleaf Whittier (1940) Poet
*Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (1990) Tennis player
*Thornton Wilder (1997) Playwright
*Harvey W. Wiley (1956) Chemist
*Charles Wilkes (1988) Antarctic explorer
*Roy Wilkins (2001) Civil Rights advocate
*Frances E. Willard (1940) Educator
*Hank Williams (1993) Country singer, musician, and songwriter
*Roger Williams (1936) Rhode Island co-founder
*Tennessee Williams (1995) Playwright
*Frances E. Willis (2006) Diplomat
*Wendell Willkie (1992) Statesman
*Bob Wills (1993) Country musician and songwriter
*Meredith Willson (1999) Composer, playwright
*Woodrow Wilson (1925) 28th President
*Garry Winogrand (2002) Photographer
*John Witherspoon (1976) Declaration of Independence signatory
*Thomas Wolfe (2000) Author
*Grant Wood (1996) Painter
*Carter G. Woodson (1984) Historian
*Frank Lloyd Wright (1965) Architect
*Orville Wright (1928) Aviation pioneer
*Wilbur Wright (1928) Aviation pioneer
*Newell Convers Wyeth (2001) Illustrator

X

*Malcolm X (1999) Civil Rights advocate

Y

*Sun Yat-sen (1940) Chinese revolutionary leader
*Alvin C. York (2000) World War I soldier, Medal of Honor recipient
*Ashley Young (2000) Child stamp design contest winner
*Cy Young (2000) Baseball player
*Whitney Moore Young (1981) Civil Rights advocate

Z

*Babe Zaharias (1981) Track & field athlete

Quotation

"We cannot put the face of a person on a stamp unless said person is deceased. My suggestion, therefore, is that you drop dead." -- J. Edward Day, Postmaster General, 1962. Day was replying to a request from an individual to be honored with a stamp. The letter was never mailed.Fact|date=August 2008

References

*United States Postal Service (2004). "The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps" (31st ed.). Washington, D.C.: HarperResource. ISBN 0-06-052826-5.

See also

* Artists of stamps of the United States
* Postage stamps and postal history of the United States
* Postage stamps and postal history of the Confederate States


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