Postal People

Some of the people behind the service.


Postmasters General ›

Postmasters ›

Mail Carriers ›

Women ›

African Americans ›

Famous Postal Workers ›

Other Personnel ›

Postmasters General
List of Postmasters General PDF | HTM
Benjamin Franklin (1775-1776) PDF | RTF
Richard Bache (1776-1782) PDF | RTF
Timothy Pickering (1791-1795) PDF | RTF
John Wanamaker (1889-1893) PDF | RTF
James A. Farley (1933-1940) PDF | RTF
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Postmasters
Postmaster Finder ›
Postmasters Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman PDF | RTF
Longest-Serving Postmasters PDF | HTM
Women Postmasters PDF | RTF
African-American Postal Workers in the 19th Century PDF | RTF
List of Known African-American Postmasters, 1800s PDF | HTM
African-American Postal Workers in the 20th Century PDF | HTM
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Mail Carriers
African-American Postal Workers in the 19th Century PDF | RTF
African-American Postal Workers in the 20th Century PDF | HTM
List of Known African-American Letter Carriers, 1800s PDF | HTM
Women Mail Carriers PDF | RTF
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Women
Women Postmasters PDF | RTF
Women of Postal Headquarters PDF | RTF
Women Mail Carriers PDF | RTF
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African Americans
African-American Postal Workers in the 19th Century PDF | RTF
List of Known African-American Postmasters, 1800s PDF | HTM
List of Known African-American Letter Carriers, 1800s PDF | HTM
List of Known African-American Post Office Clerks, 1800s PDF | HTM
List of Known African-American Employees, 1800s: Headquarters Employees, Railway Mail  Service Employees, U.S. Mail Carriers, Contractors, and Others PDF | HTM
African-American Postal Workers in the 20th Century PDF | HTM
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Famous Postal Workers
List of Famous Postal Workers PDF | RTF
Postmasters Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman PDF | RTF
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Other Personnel
Deputy Postmasters General PDF | HTM
Airmail Pilot William C. Hopson PDF | RTF
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Employee Stories

The National Postal Museum has a website where postal employees, past and present, can share their stories. Whether it's "First Day on the Job," "Toughest Day" or "Strange Deliveries," the People and the Post digital memory book features postal people telling their own stories in their own words. Browse their stories or add your own!