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Distinguished American Diplomats
Date Issued: 2006-05-29
Postage Value: 39 cents

Commemorative issue
Distinguished American Diplomats
Distinguished American Diplomats

Six professional diplomats, chosen on the advice of the American Foreign Service Association, are featured in a six-stamp souvenir sheet. They are Hiram Bingham IV, who saved many French Jews from the Holocaust; Francis W. Willis, the first woman U.S. ambassador; Charles Eustis Bohlen, a specialist in Soviet affairs who served as the Russian translator for Presidents Roosevelt and Truman at the Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam conferences during World War II; Robert D. Murphy, a top aide to President Roosevelt during World War II and later as Ambassador to Belgium and Japan; Clifton R. Wharton, the first black U.S. ambassador; and Philip C. Habib, who held top posts in the State Department and was called out of retirement by President Reagan in 1981 to prevent war in the Middle East.
 

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