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

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

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

Women

  • Women Postmasters PDF | RTF
  • Women of Postal Headquarters PDF | RTF
  • Women Mail Carriers PDF | RTF

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

Famous Postal Workers

  • List of Famous Postal Workers PDF | RTF
  • Postmasters Abraham Lincoln and Harry Truman PDF | RTF

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
  • Benjamin Franklin Award Recipients PDF

Additional information

headshots of six USPS employees

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.

Showing three different Postal workers from three different time periods depicting a diverse workforce.

For even more information

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