James Edward Day

James Edward Day

Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
Death 29 Oct 1996 (aged 82)
Hunt Valley, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row L, Lot 27 Upper, Site 4
Memorial ID 16662337 · View Source
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- James Allmond Day (1869 - 1968)
- Frances Edna Wilmot Day (1887 - 1954)

Married Mary Louise (Burgess) Day

- James Edward Day [1948-1975]
- Geraldine Day Zurn
- Mary Louise Day

US Postmaster General
President Kennedy appointed him U.S. Postmaster General in 1961. During his tenure, he implemented the ZIP code and worked to eliminate the circulation of pornography in the mails. Day was known for his wit and after leaving office in 1963 he published several memoirs and a work of fiction in addition to practicing law. The Association for Postal Commerce's "J. Edward Day Award" is named for him.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Edward Day (11 Oct 1914–29 Oct 1996), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16662337, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .