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U. S. Postmasters (USPS)

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  • Sanford Shroder (1814 - 1901)
    SANFORD SHRODER died at his residence, 29 Fairground Ave., on Monday morning of general debility, aged 86 years. He was born in Williamsburg, Ohio, October 20, 1814. He was engaged in the drug busine...
  • William R. Dickey (1823 - 1903)
    William R. Dickey represented Carroll, Floyd, and Grayson counties in the Constitutional Convention of 1867–1868. Before the American Civil War (1861–1865), he worked as a farmer and a deputy clerk o...
  • Augustine Davis (aft.1752 - 1825)
    Peachy (Davenport) Purdie's sister Martha and her husband Augustine Davis took over the operation of Alexander Purdie’s printing office while Purdie’s surviving sons were underage. from: Augustine ...
  • George Washington Porter, MD (1825 - 1906)
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  • Augustus Beauregard Buchanan (1861 - 1927)
    Augustus Beauregard Buchanan served for five years as deputy clerk of the Tazewell County Court and for eight years as postmaster of Tazewell during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson.

A postmaster is the head of an individual post office. When a postmaster is responsible for an entire mail distribution organization (usually sponsored by a national government), the title of Postmaster General is commonly used. Responsibilities of a postmaster typically include management of a centralized mail distribution facility, establishment of letter carrier routes, supervision of letter carriers and clerks, and enforcement of the organization's rules and procedures.

In the United States, women have served as postmasters since the Revolutionary War and even earlier, under British rule. "Postmaster," regardless of the person's sex, has always been the official title for this position.