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Frank Harris Hitchcock

In office
March 5, 1909 – March 4, 1913
Preceded by George von L. Meyer
Succeeded by Albert S. Burleson

Born October 5, 1867(1867-10-05)
Amherst, Ohio, U.S.
Died August 25, 1935 (aged 67)
Political party Republican
Profession Politician

Frank Harris Hitchcock (October 5, 1867 – August 25, 1935), was chairman of Republican National Committee from 1908 to 1909. He was then Postmaster General of the United States under President William Howard Taft from 1909 to 1913.


He is credited with establishing the first U.S. airmail service. As Postmaster General, he made prosecution of mail fraud a top priority, and led a major crackdown on people using the mails to sell shares in worthless companies.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
George von L. Meyer
United States Postmaster General
March 5, 1909 – March 4, 1913
Succeeded by
Albert S. Burleson
Party political offices
Preceded by
Harry S. New
Chairman of the Republican National Committee
1908 – 1909
Succeeded by
John F. Hill


  1. ^ Selling the Pure Blue Sky at

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