Louisiana Postmistress and Postmaster Appointments 20 June 1866-17 November 1931 - Harry Dill. Appointments of postmasters began in 1775 when our fledgling Congress named Benjamin Franklin as our first postmaster. In 1789, fourteen years after Benjamin’s tenure (1775–1776), George Washington appointed Samuel Osgood as the first Postmaster General. In 1836, Congress ruled that appointments must be made by the president and confirmed by the Senate at post offices where the annual salary of an appointee exceeded the sum of $1,000. To identify those thus appointed, this book has emphasized them as Pres & Sen.
This is an excellent companion volume to the author’s previous book, Appointments of Postmasters in Louisiana, 12 January 1827–28 December 1892 (published in 2002 by Heritage Books, Inc.). It offers family members and genealogists a new, fresh source, which lists names of females as well as males in an easy-to-read format of post office supervisors. This valuable genealogical resource covers Records Group 29: Volume I through Volume VI. Entries are grouped by parish, according to the post office location, and list the full name of the postmaster/postmistress and the appointment date. A full-name index adds to the value of this work.
2011, 5½x8½, paper, index, 122 pp.