Carl Schurz ~ 1829-1906

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Germany 691

     A globe with outlines of the east coast of the Western Hemisphere and the west coast of the Eastern Hemisphere is the background for the stamp issued by Germany in 1952 to mark the centenary of the arrival of Carl Schurz in America.
     Schurz was appointed Minister to Spain by Abraham Lincoln, served as a Major General in the Civil War, was the Washington correspondent for the New York Tribune, editor of the Detroit Post, and owner of the St. Louis Westliche Post. He was elected United States Senator from Missouri, and was Secretary of the Interior for Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881).

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