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Page entitled : John Wanamaker Postmaster General

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How John Wanamaker became postmaster general, his achievements and failure to get Congressional support for his reforms. 

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As postmaster general of the USA, John Wanamaker was responsible for one of the Federal government’s largest departments, with almost 60’000 branches and over 150’000 employees throughout the country. The local post office was the most physical and visible presence of the U.S. Federal government in American communities, small and large. And ‘Postmaster’ Wanamaker had clear ideas about improvements and extensions to U.S. postal services. He advocated   ...


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