This 5-cent stamp honoring President Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) was first placed on sale on August 10, 1965, at West Branch, Iowa.
The stamp, designed by Norman Todhunter with lettering by Sam Marsh, is based on a photograph by the Fabian Bachrach, Sr.
The stamp was printed by the rotary process and issued in panes of fifty. An initial printing of 114 million stamps was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (July 22, 1965).