The item on Twilight Zone bibliophile Henry Bemis got a good response. Perhaps this item will generate some responses, too. Who is the book lover on the medal in the attached photo?
Unfortunately, I don't know the answer. This is part of the Franklin Mint series on Postmasters and Stamps. This is number 17 issued on October 10, 1974. The person is not identified on the medal. I believe this came in an envelope with text. Once those are separated, it can be difficult to identify the person.
It is still a mystery to me. I will be interested the reaction of E-Sylum readers.