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 | RTF
Women Postmasters PDF | RTF
African American Postal Workers in the 19th Century PDF | RTF
List of Known African American Postmasters, 1800s PDF | RTF
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 | RTF
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 | RTF
List of Known African American Letter Carriers, 1800s PDF | RTF
List of Known African American Post Office Clerks, 1800s PDF | RTF
Lists of Other Known African American Postal Employees, 1800s PDF | RTF
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
List of Airmail Pilots Employed by the Post Office Department PDF | RTF
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For Even More Information

Diverse Workforce

For more information on the history of the Postal Service’s diverse workforce, see The United States Postal Service: An American History. PDF

 

USPS 50th Anniversary Oral History Project

On July 1, 1971, the Post Office Department was officially transformed into the United States Postal Service. In 2021, twenty-five current postal employees were interviewed who were on the job when this historic transition took place. To read highlights from the interviews, see our 16-page paper. PDF