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Frank Harris Hitchcock

Hitchcock, Frank Harris, 1867–1935, U.S. Postmaster General (1909–13), b. Amherst, Ohio. After service in the Dept. of Agriculture (1897–1903), the Dept. of Commerce and Labor (1903–5), and as Assistant Postmaster General (1905–8), he became Postmaster General. He organized the parcel post and the postal savings bank system and urged the initiation of an airmail system.

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