The 15-cent Will Rogers commemorative stamp was first placed on sale at Claremore, Oklahoma, on November 4, 1979.
Will Rogers (1879-1935) was a cowboy, actor, and writer. He gained national fame during the Great Depression for his humor, acting skills, and philosophical outlooks. Rogers died in a plane accident in Alaska with aviation pioneer Wiley Post in 1935.
The stamp was designed by Jim Sharpe and issued in sheets of fifty.
Postal Bulletin (October 4, 1979).
Carter, Joseph. "Will Rogers Biography." Will Rogers Home Page. http://www.willrogers.org/wrbio.html.