The Department issued this 4-cent stamp on November 4, 1960, through the Vienna, Georgia, post office in honor of Senator Walter F. George (1878-1957).
Senator George, a Democrat from Georgia, served in the US Senate from 1922 until 1957. Although known for his lukewarm support for President Roosevelt's domestic policies, he is often noted for having been a major proponent for Roosevelt's foreign policy initiatives. During his tenure in the Senate, George served on multiple committees and was the chairman of both the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. In addition, Senator George served as president pro tempore of the Senate from 1955 until 1956. Upon his retirement from the Senate, George became President Eisenhower's ambassador to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), before his death on August 4, 1957.
Designed by William K. Schrage, this stamp was printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in panes of seventy stamps each. An initial printing of 120 million stamps was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (October 6, 1960).