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Postmaster of the United States House of Representatives

Postmaster of the United States House of Representatives
The Postmaster of the United States House of Representatives was an employee of the United States Congress from 1834 to 1993. Before the creation of the office of Postmaster, mail duties were handled by workers in the office of the Doorkeeper, who were paid additional compensation. The Postmaster was made into a distinct and permanent House of Representatives employee in 1832, and in 1834, William J. McCormick, a Doorkeeper’s office employee, was named as the first House Postmaster. Four years later, the Postmaster was also given responsibility for the Capitol post office. The office of Postmaster was abolished in 1992; House mail handling procedures were reassigned to other officers and private entities. A total of twenty-one Postmasters served in the House. One Postmaster, William S. King, served as a U.S. Representative after his service as Postmaster. 7. Resigned October 1, 1890. See, Chicago Daily Tribune, (October 2, 1890): 7. 8. Elected December 15, 1890. See, House Journal, 51st Cong., 2nd sess. (December 15]], 1890): 15. 9. Name is listed as both Joseph C. McElroy and Joseph B. McElroy in the House Journal. The correct name is Captain Joseph C. McElroy of Oak Grove, OH. Born at Oak Grove, prospected in the California goldfields in 1849. During the Civil War he raised a militia company at Racine, and was later promoted Captain of Co. K, 18th O.V.I. After the war, he served on the Racine Village council, Sheriff of Meigs County, and was a member of the Ohio General Assembly. He was Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio Commission for the Chickamauga Battleground National Park, and served 14 years as Postmaster of the U.S. House of Representatives. 10. Resigned, June 30, 1972. See, House Journal, 92nd Cong., 2nd sess., (June 6, 1972): 621. 11. Elected July 1, 1972. See, Congressional Record, 92nd Cong. 2nd sess., (July 1, 1972): 726. 12. Resigned March 19, 1992. See, Congressional Record, 102nd Cong., 2nd sess., (March 19, 1992): 1356. 13. Appointed March 31, 1992, "to act as and exercise temporarily" duties of the Postmaster; see, Congressional Record, 102nd Cong., 2nd sess., (March 31, 1992): 2070.

List of Postmasters
1. Specific state information provided when known. 2. The Postmaster position was appointed from the 23rd through the 26th Congresses. The first recorded vote in the House Journal took place on January 4, 1844, between William J. McCormick and John M. Johnson. See, House Journal, 28th Cong., 1st sess., (January 4, 1844): 174. Specific appointment and election dates are provided when known. 3. See, contingency report H. Misc. Doc. 28 from the 24th Congress, 1st sess. 4. See, contingency report H. Misc. Doc. 19 and H. Misc. Doc. 7 from the 24th Congress, 1st sess. 5. It is assumed that McCormick was the Postmaster during the 25th Congress, but the documentation is sparse. 6. James M. Steuart’s last name has been spelled "Stewart" and "Steuart" in both the House Journal and the Congressional Directory.

Sources
• Postmasters of the House, Office of the Clerk • House Journal, various editions; • Congressional Globe, various editions; • Congressional Record, various editions; • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (2005); • Congressional Directory, various editions.

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Congress (Years) 23rd (1834-35) 24th (1835-37) 25th (1837-39) 26th (1839-41) 27th (1841-43) 28th (1843-45) 29th (1845-47) 30th (1847-49) 31st (1849-51) 32nd (1851-53) 33rd (1853-55) 34th (1855-57) 35th (1857-59) 36th (1859-61) 37th (1861-63) 38th (1863-65) 39th (1865-67) 40th (1867-69) 41st (1869-71) 42nd (1871-73) 43rd (1873-75) 44th (1875-77) 45th (1877-79) 46th (1879-81) 47th (1881-83) 48th (1883-85) 49th (1885-87) 50th (1887-89) 51st (1889-91) 52nd (1891-93) 53rd (1893-95) 54th (1895-97) 55th (1897-99) 56th (1899-1901) 57th (1901-03) 58th (1903-05) 59th (1905-07) 60th (1907-09) 61st (1909-11)

Postmaster of the United States House of Representatives
Date Elected² December 23, 1839 June 9, 1841 January 4, 1844 December 3, 1845 December 8, 1847 December 1, 1851 December 5, 1853 February 5, 1856 December 7, 1857 February 6, 1860 July 5, 1861 December 8, 1863 December 4, 1865 March 5, 1867 March 5, 1869 March 4, 1871 December 1, 1873 December 6, 1875 October 15, 1877 March 18, 1879 December 5, 1881 December 4, 1883 December 7, 1885 December 5, 1887 December 2, 1889 Dec. 15, 18908 December 8, 1891 Aug. 7, 1893 December 2, 1895 March 15, 1897 December 4, 1899 December 2, 1901 November 9, 1903 December 4, 1905 December 2, 1907 March 15, 1909

Postmasters, State or Territory 1 William J. McCormick³ William J. McCormick4 William J. McCormick5 William J. McCormick William J. McCormick John M. Johnson, VA John M. Johnson, VA John M. Johnson, VA John M. Johnson, VA John M. Johnson, VA John M. Johnson, VA Robert Morris Michael W. Cluskey Josiah M. Lucas William S. King, MN* William S. King, MN Josiah Given, OH William S. King, MN William S. King, MN William S. King, MN Henry Sherwood, MI James M. Steuart, VA6 James M. Steuart, VA James M. Steuart, VA Henry Sherwood, MI Lycurgus Dalton, IN Lycurgus Dalton, IN Lycurgus Dalton, IN James L. Wheat, WI7 James W. Hathaway, MT James W. Hathaway, MT Lycurgus Dalton, IN Joseph McElroy, OH9 Joseph McElroy, OH Joseph McElroy, OH Joseph McElroy, OH Joseph McElroy, OH Joseph McElroy, OH Samuel A. Langum, MN Samuel A. Langum, MN

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62nd (1911-13) 63rd (1913-15) 64th (1915-17) 65th (1917-19) 66th (1919-21) 67th (1921-23) 68th (1923-25) 69th (1925-27) 70th (1927-29) 71st (1929-31) 72nd (1931-33) 73rd (1933-35) 74th (1935-37) 75th (1937-39) 76th (1939-41) 77th (1941-43) 78th (1943-45) 79th (1945-47) 80th (1947-49) 81st (1949-51) 82nd (1951-53) 83rd (1953-55) 84th (1955-57) 85th (1957-59) 86th (1959-61) 87th (1961-63) 88th (1963-65) 89th (1965-67) 90th (1967-69) 91st (1969-71) 92nd (1971-73) 93rd (1973-75) 94th (1975-77) 95th (1977-79) 96th (1979-81) 97th (1981-83) 98th (1983-85) 99th (1985-87) 100th (1987-89) 101st (1989-91) William M. Dunbar, GA William M. Dunbar, GA William M. Dunbar, GA William M. Dunbar, GA Frank W. Collier, WI Frank W. Collier, WI Frank W. Collier, WI Frank W. Collier, WI Frank W. Collier, WI Frank W. Collier, WI Finis E. Scott, TN Finis E. Scott, TN Finis E. Scott, TN Finis E. Scott, TN Finis E. Scott, TN Finis E. Scott, TN Finis E. Scott, TN Finis E. Scott, TN Frank Collier, WI Finis E. Scott, TN Finis E. Scott, TN Beecher Hess, OH H.H. Morris, KY H.H. Morris, KY H.H. Morris, KY H.H. Morris, KY H.H. Morris, KY H.H. Morris, KY H.H. Morris, KY H.H. Morris, KY H.H. Morris, KY10 Robert V. Rota, PA Robert V. Rota, PA Robert V. Rota, PA Robert V. Rota, PA Robert V. Rota, PA Robert V. Rota, PA Robert V. Rota, PA Robert V. Rota, PA Robert V. Rota, PA Robert V. Rota, PA

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April 4, 1911 April 7, 1913 December 6, 1915 April 2, 1917 May 19, 1919 April 11, 1921 December 3, 1923 December 7, 1925 December 5, 1927 April 15, 1929 December 7, 1931 March 9, 1933 January 3, 1935 January 5, 1937 January 3, 1939 January 3, 1941 January 6, 1943 January 3, 1945 January 3, 1947 January 3, 1949 January 3, 1951 January 3, 1953 January 5, 1955 January 3, 1957 January 7, 1959 January 3, 1961 January 9, 1963 January 4, 1965 January 10, 1967 January 3, 1969 January 21, 1971 July 1, 197211 January 3, 1973 January 14, 1975 January 4, 1977 January 15, 1979 January 5, 1981 January 3, 1983 January 3, 1985 January 6, 1987 January 3, 1989

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102nd (1991-93) Robert V. Rota, PA12 Michael J. Shinay, VA

Postmaster of the United States House of Representatives
January 3, 1991 March 31, 199213

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