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Encyclopedia > United States Postmaster General

The United States Postmaster General is the executive head of the United States Postal Service. The office, in one form or another, is older than either the United States Constitution or the United States Declaration of Independence. Benjamin Franklin was appointed by the Continental Congress as the first Postmaster General, serving slightly longer than 15 months. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States Government (see ) responsible for providing postal service in the United States. ... The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... United States Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is the document in which the Thirteen Colonies in North America declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ... Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most well known Founding Fathers of the United States. ... The Continental Congress is the label given to three successive bodies of representatives: The First Continental Congress met from September 5, 1774 to October 26, 1774. ...


Until 1971, the Postmaster General was the head of the Post Office Department. During most of that period, he was a member of the President's Cabinet and the postmaster was last in the presidential line of succession. The Cabinet post of Postmaster General was often given to a new President's campaign manager or other key political supporter, and was considered something of a sinecure. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... A Postmaster General is the national politician in charge of the postal system of a country. ... The Post Office Department was the former name of the United States Postal Service when it was a Cabinet department. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1969 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ... The presidential line of succession defines who may become or act as President of the United States upon the incapacity, death, resignation, or removal from office (by impeachment and subsequent conviction) of a sitting President or a President-elect. ... A sinecure (from Latin sine, without, and cura, care) means an office which requires or involves little or no responsibility, labour, or active service. ...


In 1971, the Post Office Department was re-organized into the United States Postal Service, a special agency independent of the executive branch. Thus, the Postmaster General is no longer a member of the Cabinet and is no longer in line to be President. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ...


During the Civil War, the Confederate States of America also had a Confederate Post-Office Department, headed by a Postmaster General, John Henninger Reagan. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (April 3–April 10, 1865) Largest city New Orleans... John Henninger Reagan (October 8, 1818–March 6, 1905), was an 19th century Texan Democratic politician and Postmaster-General of the Confederacy. ...


The current Postmaster General (who is also CEO of the U.S. Postal Service) is John E. Potter. John E. Potter is the current Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service appointed in June 2001. ...

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Postmasters General under the Continental Congress

Name Date appointed
Benjamin Franklin July 26, 1775
Richard Bache November 7, 1776
Ebenezer Hazard January 28, 1782

Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most well known Founding Fathers of the United States. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Richard Bache married the only daughter of Benjamin Franklin. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 1776. ... Ebenezer Hazard (1744-1817) was born in Philadelphia and educated at Princeton University. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1782 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

Cabinet-level Postmasters General, 1789-1971

Name Date appointed President(s) served under
Samuel Osgood September 26, 1789 Washington
Timothy Pickering August 12, 1791 Washington
Joseph Habersham February 25, 1795 Washington, Adams, Jefferson
Gideon Granger November 28, 1801 Jefferson, Madison
Return J. Meigs, Jr. March 17, 1814 Madison, Monroe
John McLean June 26, 1823 Monroe, J. Q. Adams
William T. Barry March 9, 1829 Jackson
Amos Kendall May 1, 1835 Jackson, Van Buren
John M. Niles May 19, 1840 Van Buren
Francis Granger March 6, 1841 W. H. Harrison, Tyler
Charles A. Wickliffe September 13, 1841 Tyler
Cave Johnson March 6, 1845 Polk
Jacob Collamer March 8, 1849 Taylor
Nathan K. Hall July 23, 1850 Fillmore
Samuel D. Hubbard August 31, 1852 Fillmore
James Campbell March 7, 1853 Pierce
Aaron V. Brown March 6, 1857 Buchanan
Joseph Holt March 14, 1859 Buchanan
Horatio King February 12, 1861 Buchanan, Lincoln
Montgomery Blair March 5, 1861 Lincoln
William Dennison September 24, 1864 Lincoln, A. Johnson
Alexander W. Randall July 25, 1866 A. Johnson
John A. J. Creswell March 5, 1869 Grant
James W. Marshall July 3, 1874 Grant
Marshall Jewell August 24, 1874 Grant
James N. Tyner July 12, 1876 Grant
David M. Key March 12, 1877 Hayes
Horace Maynard June 2, 1880 Hayes
Thomas L. James March 5, 1881 Garfield, Arthur
Timothy O. Howe December 20, 1881 Arthur
Walter Q. Gresham April 3, 1883 Arthur
Frank Hatton October 14, 1884 Arthur
William F. Vilas March 6, 1885 Cleveland
Don M. Dickinson January 6, 1888 Cleveland
John Wanamaker March 5, 1889 B. Harrison
Wilson S. Bissell March 6, 1893 Cleveland
William L. Wilson March 1, 1895 Cleveland
James A. Gary March 5, 1897 McKinley
Charles Emory Smith April 21, 1898 McKinley, T. Roosevelt
Henry C. Payne January 9, 1902 T. Roosevelt
Robert J. Wynne October 10, 1904 T. Roosevelt
George B. Cortelyou March 6, 1905 T. Roosevelt
George von Lengerke Meyer January 15, 1907 T. Roosevelt
Frank H. Hitchcock March 5, 1909 Taft
Albert S. Burleson March 5, 1913 Wilson
Will H. Hays March 5, 1921 Harding
Hubert Work March 4, 1922 Harding
Harry S. New February 27, 1923 Harding, Coolidge
Walter F. Brown March 5, 1929 Hoover
James A. Farley March 4, 1933 F. Roosevelt
Frank C. Walker September 10, 1940 F. Roosevelt, Truman
Robert E. Hannegan May 8, 1945 Truman
Jesse M. Donaldson December 16, 1947 Truman
Arthur E. Summerfield January 21, 1953 Eisenhower
J. Edward Day January 21, 1961 Kennedy
John A. Gronouski September 30, 1963 Kennedy, L. Johnson
Lawrence F. O'Brien November 3, 1965 L. Johnson
W. Marvin Watson April 26, 1968 L. Johnson
Winton M. Blount January 22, 1969 Nixon

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Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the thirteenth President of the United States, serving from 1850 until 1853, and the last member of the Whig Party to hold the nations highest office. ... Samuel Dickinson Hubbard (1799 – 1855) was the second United States Postmaster General under American President Millard Fillmore. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Born at Philadelphia, 1 Sept. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Franklin Pierce, Sr. ... Aaron Venable Brown (August 15, 1795 _ March 8, 1859) was Governor of Tennessee from 1845 to 1847. ... 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Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the seventeenth President of the United States (1865–1869), succeeding to the presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. ... Alexander Williams Randall (October 31, 1819 – July 26, 1872) was a lawyer, judge and politician from Wisconsin. ... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... John Creswell John Angel James Creswell (b. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 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William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was an American politician, the 27th President of the United States, the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, a leader of the progressive conservative wing of the Republican Party in the early twentieth century, a chaired professor at Yale Law... Albert Sidney Burleson (June 7, 1863 - November 24, 1937) was a United States Postmaster General and Congressman. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States. ... Cover of Time Magazine (September 13, 1926) William Harrison Hays (November 5, 1879–March 7, 1954) was the namesake of the Hays Code, chairman of Republican National Committee and U.S. Postmaster General. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was an American politician and the 29th President of the United States, serving from 1921 to 1923, when he became the sixth president to die in office. ... Hubert Work (July 3, 1860 - December 14, 1942) was a U.S. administrator. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Harry Stewart New (1858–1937) was a U.S. journalist and political figure. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. ... Walter Folger Brown (May 31, 1869–January 26, 1961) was Postmaster General of the United States from 1929 through 1933. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964), the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933), was a successful mining engineer, humanitarian, and administrator. ... James (Jim) Aloysius Farley (May 30, 1888–June 9, 1976) was an American politician who served as head of the Democratic National Committee and Postmaster General. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... Frank Comerford Walker (May 30, 1886–September 13, 1959) was a United States political figure. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... For the victim of Mt. ... Robert Emmet Hannegan was born on June 30, 1903, in St. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Jesse Monroe Donaldson was born on August 17, 1885, in Shelbyville, Illinois. ... 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January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917–November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy, or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... John Austin Gronouski (October 26, 1919 - January 7, 1996) had been the Wisconsin state commissioner of taxation, and the United States Postmaster General Biography Gronouski was born in Dunbar, Wisconsin. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ... OBrien, c. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... W. Marvin Watson (b. ... April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Winton Malcolm Red Blount, Junior (born February 1, 1921 in Union Springs, Alabama - died October 24, 2002 in Highlands, North Carolina) was the United States Postmaster General from 1969-1971. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ...

Postmasters-General, 1971-present

Name Date appointed[1]
Winton M. Blount July 1, 1971
E. T. Klassen January 1, 1972
Benjamin F. Bailar February 16, 1975
William F. Bolger March 15, 1978
Paul N. Carlin January 1, 1985
Albert Vincent Casey January 7, 1986
Preston Robert Tisch August 16, 1986
Anthony M. Frank March 1, 1988
Marvin T. Runyon July 6, 1992
William J. Henderson May 16, 1998
John E. Potter June 1, 2001

Winton Malcolm Red Blount, Junior (born February 1, 1921 in Union Springs, Alabama - died October 24, 2002 in Highlands, North Carolina) was the United States Postmaster General from 1969-1971. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... William F. Bolger (-August 21, 1989) was the 65th Postmaster General of the United States from March 15, 1978-January 1, 1985. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Albert Vincent Casey(1920 February 28 - 2004 July 10) was a former United States Postmaster General, publisher of The Los Angeles Times, and an attendee of the notorious Bohemian Grove. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Preston Robert Bob Tisch (April 29, 1926 – November 15, 2005) was the chairman, and, with his brother Laurence, part owner of the Loews Corporation. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Marvin T. Runyon (September 16, 1924 – May 3, 2004) was an American business executive. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... John E. Potter is the current Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service appointed in June 2001. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

See also

A Postmaster General is the national politician in charge of the postal system of a country. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Since July 1, 1971, the Postmaster General has been appointed by and serves under the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service.

July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service is an eleven-member board comparable to a board of directors of a private corporation, except in service of the American postal system. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • List of Postmasters General

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