United States Postmaster General

United States Postmaster General
Siegel des United States Department of the Post Office

Der United States Postmaster General steht der amerikanischen Bundespost vor.

Ab 1792 hatte dieses Amt Ministerrang, der Postmaster General war also Mitglied der Bundesregierung. Mit dem Postal Reorganization Act 1971 wurde seine Bundesbehörde, das United States Post Office Department abgeschafft und in eine unabhängige Bundesbehörde überführt.


Postminister unter dem Kontinentalkongress

Name Amtszeit
Benjamin Franklin 1775–1776
Richard Bache 1776–1782
Ebenezer Hazard 1782–1789

Liste der Postminister, 1789–1971

Name Amtszeit Diente unter Präsident(en)
Samuel Osgood 1789–1791 George Washington
Timothy Pickering 1791–1795 George Washington
Joseph Habersham 1795–1801 George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson
Gideon Granger 1801–1814 Thomas Jefferson, James Madison
Return J. Meigs, Jr. 1814–1823 James Madison, James Monroe
John McLean 1823–1829 James Monroe, John Quincy Adams
William Taylor Barry 1829–1835 Andrew Jackson
Amos Kendall 1835–1840 Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren
John M. Niles 1840–1841 Martin van Buren
Francis Granger 1841 William Henry Harrison, John Tyler
Charles Anderson Wickliffe 1841–1845 John Tyler
Cave Johnson 1845–1849 James K. Polk
Jacob Collamer 1849–1850 Zachary Taylor
Nathan K. Hall 1850–1852 Millard Fillmore
Samuel D. Hubbard 1852–1853 Millard Fillmore
James Campbell 1853–1857 Franklin Pierce
Aaron V. Brown 1857–1859 James Buchanan
Joseph Holt 1859–1861 James Buchanan
Horatio King 1861 James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln
Montgomery Blair 1861–1864 Abraham Lincoln
William Dennison Jr. 1864–1866 Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson
Alexander W. Randall 1866–1869 Andrew Johnson
John A. J. Creswell 1869–1874 Ulysses S. Grant
James W. Marshall 1874 Ulysses S. Grant
Marshall Jewell 1874–1876 Ulysses S. Grant
James N. Tyner 1876–1877 Ulysses Grant
David M. Key 1877–1880 Rutherford B. Hayes
Horace Maynard 1880–1881 Rutherford B. Hayes
Thomas L. James 1881 James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur
Timothy O. Howe 1881–1883 Chester A. Arthur
Walter Q. Gresham 1883–1884 Chester A. Arthur
Frank Hatton 1884–1885 Chester A. Arthur
William F. Vilas 1885–1888 Grover Cleveland
Donald M. Dickinson 1888–1889 Grover Cleveland
John Wanamaker 1889–1893 Benjamin Harrison
Wilson S. Bissell 1893–1895 Grover Cleveland
William L. Wilson 1895–1897 Grover Cleveland
James Albert Gary 1897–1898 William McKinley
Charles Emory Smith 1898–1902 William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt
Henry C. Payne 1902–1904 Theodore Roosevelt
Robert J. Wynne 1904–1905 Theodore Roosevelt
George B. Cortelyou 1905–1907 Theodore Roosevelt
George von Lengerke Meyer 1907–1909 Theodore Roosevelt
Frank H. Hitchcock 1909–1913 William Howard Taft
Albert S. Burleson 1913–1921 Woodrow Wilson
Will H. Hays 1921–1922 Warren G. Harding
Hubert Work 1922–1923 Warren G. Harding
Harry S. New 1923–1929 Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge
Walter Folger Brown 1929–1933 Herbert Hoover
James A. Farley 1933–1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt
Frank C. Walker 1940–1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman
Robert E. Hannegan 1945–1947 Harry S. Truman
Jesse M. Donaldson 1947–1953 Harry Truman
Arthur E. Summerfield 1953–1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower
J. Edward Day 1961–1963 John F. Kennedy
John A. Gronouski 1963–1965 John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson
Lawrence F. O’Brien 1965–1968 Lyndon B. Johnson
W. Marvin Watson 1968–1969 Lyndon B. Johnson
Winton M. Blount 1969–1971 Richard Nixon

Postmaster General, 1971–Gegenwart

Name Amtszeit
Winton M. Blount 1971–1972
E. T. Klassen 1972–1975
Benjamin F. Bailar 1975–1978
William F. Bolger 1978–1985
Paul N. Carlin 1985–1986
Albert Vincent Casey 1986
Preston Robert Tisch 1986–1988
Anthony M. Frank 1988–1992
Marvin T. Runyon 1992–1998
William J. Henderson 1998–2001
John E. Potter 2001–2010
Patrick R. Donahoe 2010-


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