Wednesday, November 6, 2013

1963 Sergio Osmeña : New Famous Filipinos X

 Sergio Osmeña (1878  - 1961) was the 4th President of the Philippines from 1944 to 1946, assuming the post upon the death of Manuel Quezon.  Osmeña had a long political career which spanned the period of U.S. governance. He was Governor of Cebu from 1901 to 1907. In 1907, Osmeña won a seat in the Philippine Assembly and became its first Speaker.  He remained  in the House until 1922 then sat in the Senate until 1935 when he became Manual Quezon's running mate serving as Vice-President from 1935 to 1944.

The Osmeña definitive was issued on December 10, 1963. The 70s stamp was engraved by Bradbury, Wilkinson (England).

Sergio Osmeña was  also featured on the 1957 stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first Philippine Assembly.

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