2006 39¢ Robert Murphy
Distinguished American Diplomats
Issue Date: May 30, 2006
City: Washington, DC
Printed by: Avery Dennison
Printing method: Photogravure
Perforations: Die cut 10 ¾
Robert Murphy (1894-1978) is one of six distinguished American diplomats pictured on a 2006 stamp sheet.
Murphy planned the Allied landing in French North Africa. He was a senior political advisor to General Dwight Eisenhower throughout World War II. After the war, he served as ambassador or Under Secretary in many countries. Upon retirement, Murphy advised Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.