United States Postal Service


United States Postal Service
Alternate name
United States Post Office
Originally founded by an act of Congress in 1789, the US Postal Service followed on the heels of several predecessors, including a British colonial postal system, a system founded by the Second Continental Congress, and a new postal system organized under the Articles of Confederation.
Postmasters were appointed for specific towns, also serving the surrounding regions. They were paid a small amount for this service, which was usually a secondary source of income.
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Items with "Employed by: United States Postal Service"
Title Class
Adams, Bluford Watson Person
Broadwell, Asbury Person
Clements, Roger T. Person
Cloudas, Pitman Person
Drinkard, William Person
Gaines, James M. Person
Mansfield, Frank T. Person
Timberlake, Thornton Person
Waite, Stephen Person