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James Edward Day

  • Birth 11 Oct 1914 Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 29 Oct 1996 Hunt Valley, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Plot Row L, Lot 27 Upper, Site 4
  • Memorial ID 16662337

Parents:
- James Allmond Day (1869 - 1968)
- Frances Edna Wilmot Day (1887 - 1954)

Married Mary Louise (Burgess) Day

Children:
- 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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 15 Nov 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16662337
  • 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 .