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Jesse Monroe Donaldson
Birth: Aug. 16, 1885
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1970
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Presidential cabinet secretary. Donaldson joined the post office as a letter carrier in 1908 He became a postal inspector and then a supervisor and manager, serving in positions of increasing rank and responsibility in Tennessee, Oklahoma and Missouri. In 1945 he was appointed Assistant Postmaster General. During Donaldson's tenure, Postmaster General Robert Hannegan became increasingly dissatisfied with his job, so Donaldson often sat in for him at cabinet meetings and served as Acting Postmaster General. When Hannegan retired in 1947, President Truman appointed Donaldson Postmaster General. Donaldson was the first career postal employee to serve in the department's top position, which had traditionally been reserved for the leader of the president's political party. He served until the end of Truman's term in 1953, receiving credit for modernizing postal operations and streamlining service. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 46, Lot 152, Space 4
 
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Record added: Sep 10, 2002
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Jesse Monroe Donaldson
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