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Jesse M. Donaldson

In office
1947 – 1953
Preceded by Robert E. Hannegan
Succeeded by Arthur E. Summerfield

Born August 17, 1885
Shelbyville, Illinois, USA
Died 1970
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Profession Politician, Civil servant
Religion Methodist


Jesse Monroe Donaldson was born on August 17, 1885 near Shelbyville, Illinois. He was a Methodist and a Freemason who began his postal career in 1908. Under Harry S. Truman he served as Postmaster General from 1947-1953. During this period he modernized the postal service and also announced the "3 cent Gold Star Mothers" stamp in recognition of the Sullivan brothers' mother. He died in Kansas City, Missouri in 1970.

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Preceded by
Robert E. Hannegan
United States Postmaster General
1947 – 1953
Succeeded by
Arthur E. Summerfield
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