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A 5x7 photograph of the smiling Postmaster General under President Kennedy, signed in black ink
Photograph signed: "J Edward Day". B/w, 5x7 overall, image 4½x5¾ (one surface). Publicity photograph. Typed caption at lower margin: " J. Edward Day, author of MY APPOINTED ROUNDS: 929 Days as Postmaster General. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc." Day's book was published in 1965. J. Edward Day (1914-1996) served as Kennedy's Postmaster General from 1961-1963. During his tenure, cut the Department's deficit, signed its first labor contract, and established the system of postal zip codes. He returned to private practice in 1963, including many clients whom he advised on how to use the new zip code system to refine their targeting mailings. Ink slightly beaded. Minor surface creases and scratches (most not evident head on), some at facial image. Paper clip impressions at mid to lower left background. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: October 11, 1914 in Jacksonville, Illinois
Died: October 29, 1996 in Hunt Valley, Maryland

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