Friday, October 21, 2005

Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee Chair retires

Dr. C. Douglas Lewis, chairman of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, will retire according to a USPS news release.

Postmaster General William F. Bolger appointed Lewis to the Committee in 1979. In 1985 Lewis was appointed Vice Chair and served as Design Subcommittee Chair for 20 years. He was appointed Chair of the full Committee in 2004.

Lewis was instrumental in recommending almost 2,500 postage stamp subjects from more than one million suggestions during his tenure with the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee.

Postmaster General John E. Potter said, “Dr. Lewis’ credentials as an authority on international art history, coupled with his distinguished career as Curator at the National Gallery of Art has made the U.S. Postal Service’s stamp program second to none.”

For more on the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM