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 George Buchanan Armstrong

George Buchanan Armstrong

Birth
Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Death 5 May 1871 (aged 48)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Section E
Memorial ID 8223 · View Source
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United States Postal Official. While serving as assistant Postmaster of Chicago, Illinois, he proposed to send mail via the railway as a means of faster delivery. In 1864 Postmaster General Montgomery Blair first experimented, then implemented this practice. It became the staple of long distance mail delivery before being outstripped by air freight shipping. George B. Armstrong is considered the founder of the United States Railway Mail Service.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 20 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8223
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Buchanan Armstrong (27 Oct 1822–5 May 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8223, citing Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .