Which Houstonian should be on a Postage Stamp?

In September,  we reported that only two honest-to-goodness Houstonians have appeared on a U.S. Postage Stamp.  Coincidentally,  2011 saw the commemoration of these first two —  Oveta Culp Hobby and Barbara Jordan.  In September’s article,  we also explained Sam Houston’s residency and two appearances on a stamp.  Naturally,  Houstorian got to thinking about why are there not more  Houstonians celebrated on U.S. Postage.

Since 1847,  the U.S. Postal Service has featured prominent Americans (and a few non-Americans) on commemorative stramps.  While the U.S. Postal Service has yet to honor a living person,  deceased U.S. Presidents are chosen to be on a stamp much faster than non-presidents.   Recently,  the U.S. Postal Service announced their intention to allow living Americans on stamps (Houstorian is against this proposal).

Below is a list of nationally-prominent,  deceased Houstonians (some native,  some short-term,  some transplants) who might be worth their own stamp.  Please vote for your choice.  We’ll post the results soon.

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