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Mail Carrier Day: February 4, 2019

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Component ID: #ti1952202930
Cropped shot of a handsome young man delivering a package to a customer

From the United States Postal Service: An American History, 1775-2006, page 7:

THE CONSTITUTION AND THE POST OFFICE

“In June 1788, the ninth state ratified the Constitution, which gave Congress the power ‘To establish Post Offices and post Roads’ in Article I, Section 8. A year later, the Act of September 22, 1789 (1 Stat. 70), continued the Post Office and made the Postmaster General subject to the direction of the President. Four days later, President Washington appointed Samuel Osgood as the first Postmaster General under the Constitution. A population of almost four million was served by 75 Post Offices and about 2,400 miles of post roads.”

Key Stats:

Source: 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates.

Note: The table image above was shortened, from 209 rows, to highlight estimated Male and Female Postal Service employees.

Note: The table image above is cropped to highlight postal service employees. In addition, the top section of this table (click on table to see full table with 526 rows) has this row: Postmasters and mail superintendents, Estimate 22,837 and Margin of Error +/-2,427.


Source: 2012 Census of Governments.

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