Postmaster-general

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Postmaster-general The chief officer of the post-office department of a government. In the United States the postmaster-general is a member of the cabinet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1755, the first Canadian post office opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fist Deputy Postmaster General was American inventor Benjamin Franklin who was later dismissed for sympathizing with the American revolutionary cause
    • Postmaster-General the minister who is the chief officer of the post-office department
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. poste—L. ponĕre, positum, to place.

Usage

In literature:

Benjamin Franklin, whose biography occurs in Chapter XV., was then Postmaster-General.
"Comic History of the United States" by Bill Nye
Key, David M., Postmaster-General under Hayes, 353.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
Was Franklin then postmaster-general of his colony?
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
The Postmaster-General was Key of Tennessee, who had served in the Confederate army and voted for Tilden.
"Historical Essays" by James Ford Rhodes
On our return to the cars there was a telegram from the Postmaster-General awaiting me.
"The Great K. & A. Robbery" by Paul Liechester Ford
The Postmaster General has charge of the Post Office Department.
"Citizenship" by Emma Guy Cromwell
Postmaster-General Reagan was one of those who recognized the merits of General Toombs.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
During the spring of 1860 circumstances occurred which led to the resignation of the postmaster-general, the Hon.
"Wilmot and Tilley" by James Hannay
Thanks to the courtesy of the Postmaster-General I was able to copy the letter.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
On Monday morning a letter was brought to him from the postmaster-general.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
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In news:

In this Sept 6, 2011 file photo, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Postmaster General Patarick Donahoe says plans to save the postal service in Congress aren't good enough.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahue talks to Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell about what he hopes Congress will do to ensure that the U.S.P.S.
Postmaster General to face Congress over compensation.
As it adapts to a reduction in mail volume, the Postal Service needs to meet customers where they already shop, says Postmaster General John Potter.
Postmaster General Jack Potter speaks at a Monitor Breakfast the St Regis Hotel in Washington on Thursday.
Congressman Maurice Hinchey today made a plea to US Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to reject a plan by the United States Postal Service that would result in the loss of 73 jobs at the Binghamton Processing and Distribution Facility.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is asking Congress to act now.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahue talks to Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell about what he hopes Congress will do to ensure that the U.S.P.S.
Postmaster General to face Congress over compensation.
To ensure your holiday packages arrive on time, Patrick Donahoe, US Postmaster General, advises you to mail them early.
Higgins Wants Postmaster General Removed.
Postmaster General Jack Potter speaks at a Monitor Breakfast the St Regis Hotel in Washington on Thursday.
Postmaster General Marvin Runyon, May 3.
McIntyre mails letter to Postmaster General supporting Surf City Post Office.
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