José D. Inglés was a career diplomat, par excellence. He was born in Mauban, Tayabas (now Quezon) on August 24, 1910. His parents were Ricardo Ingles and Genoveva Calleja.
Undersecretary Ingles was among the first Filipinos to appear before the International Court of Justice at the Hague, th Netherlands. He was also the permanent representative of the Philippines to the United Nations. He served several terms as Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs from 1966 to 1981. He also served as the first Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs in 1986. He was also conferred the United Nations Carlos P. Romulo award (UNCR) for international achievement.
Until his death, on October 30, 1993, he was dean of the college of Foreign Service, Lyceum of the Philippines. Dr. Ingles was survived by his wife, the former Josefina Feliciano, whom he married in 1942, their sons Hector and Jose Jr., and daughters Lisa and Cita.
The stamp was issued on September 25, 1995, the 50th anniversary of the United Nations.