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Encyclopedia > James N. Tyner

James Noble Tyner (1826 - 1904) was a significant U.S. administrator. He served as Postmaster General from 1876 until 1877.


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From 1861 to 1868, Tyner worked as a special agent for the Post Office before being elected, in 1868, to a vacancy in the United States House of Representatives.
Tyner’s practices soon became known; he was criticized in the press and was forced to resign his position.
Tyner took steps to hide his involvement -- he sent his wife and sister-in-law to his office to destroy evidence -- and though he was indicted, he was eventually acquitted due to lack of hard evidence.
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Tyner's father sang in a church quartet, his beautician mother adored piano; local jazz musicians held jam sessions in her beauty salon.
Tyner concludes the interview by expressing his gratitutde for his life's work and for having had the company of great fellow musicians; he hopes young people will always have opportunities to enjoy the music.
Tyner is known for his open style and currently performs solo, with his trio and occasionally with a big band.
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