Robert Emmet Hannegan

Robert Emmet Hannegan

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 6 Oct 1949 (aged 46)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 18, Lot 586
Memorial ID 9331 · View Source
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U.S. Postmaster General. After graduating from the St. Louis University of Law in 1925 and practiced law in St. Louis Missouri. He became a member of the Missouri Democratic Party in the 1930s, was active in Democratic politics on the state levels and helped get Harry Truman be elected to the U.S. Senate in 1934. He also went on to become chairman of the National Democratic Committee. In 1942, he was appointed the Collector of Internal Revenue for the eastern district of Missouri and President Franklin Roosevelt appointed him as Commissioner of Internal Revenue, serving (1943-45). In 1945, President Harry S, Truman appointed him the 52nd Postmaster General of the United States, serving until 1947. While in office, he was credited for streamlining and modernizing the postal service. After his political career, he with a partner Fred Saigh, purchased the St. Louis Cardinals National League Baseball Organization in 1947 and he served as president of the club. Due to illness, he sold his share of the team to Saigh a few months before his death from heart decease at age 46.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9331
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Emmet Hannegan (30 Jun 1903–6 Oct 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9331, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .