3¢ American Bar Association
Issue Date: August 24, 1953
City: Boston, MA
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 11 x 10½
Color: Rose violet
U.S. #1022 commemorates the 75th anniversary of the American Bar Association. The stamp pictures a section of the frieze from the walls of the U.S. Supreme Court Room. It pictures four figures representing Wisdom, Justice, Divine Inspiration, and Truth.
American Bar Association
The American Bar Association was formed on August 21, 1878, and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to its existence, the legal profession consisted primarily of sole practitioners who trained under an apprenticeship system. The A.B.A. sought to advance the “science of jurisprudence.” By the end of the 20th century, the group of 100 lawyers had grown to an association of 375,000 members.
The American Bar Association is a voluntary, nongovernmental association of American lawyers and judges. Its mission is to serve as a national representative of the legal profession, promote justice, professional excellence, and respect for the law. It also helps ensure that all people have access to legal services, and encourages improvements in the legal profession as well as in the administration of justice.