76¢ Hattie Caraway
Distinguished Americans Series
Issue Date: February 21, 2001
City: Little Rock, AR
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Lithographed and engraved
Color: Red and black
Thrust into public service in 1931 by the sudden death of her husband, Senator Thaddeus H. Caraway, Hattie Caraway (1878-1950) was appointed to fill her husband's seat in the Senate. In 1932, a special election confirming her appointment made her the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate. Caraway was a strong supporter of the New Deal, veterans, and organized labor. She was known for her dry wit and quiet dignity. The stamp honoring Caraway is the first in this series to be issued as a self-adhesive.