Frank Hatton (U.S. politician)

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Frank Hatton
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32nd United States Postmaster General
In office
October 14, 1884 – March 4, 1885
Preceded by Walter Q. Gresham
Succeeded by William F. Vilas
Personal details
Born April 28, 1846
Cambridge, Ohio, USA
Died April 30, 1894(1894-04-30) (aged 48)
Washington, D.C., USA
Political party Republican
Profession Politician, Editor

Frank Hatton (April 28, 1846 – April 30, 1894) was an American politician and newspaperman.

Born in Cambridge, Ohio, Hatton worked in the newspaper business in Burlington, Iowa. Identifying himself with the Republican Party, primarily the Stalwart faction, he served as Assistant Postmaster General before being promoted to Postmaster General in the cabinet of Chester A. Arthur in 1884.

He worked unsuccessfully to renominate President Arthur at the 1884 Republican National Convention and returned to the newspaper business after the end of his term as Postmaster General in 1885. Hatton served as editor of The Washington Post until he was stricken with a massive stroke at his desk, dying two days after his 48th birthday. He was interred in Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C.


Political offices
Preceded by
Walter Q. Gresham
United States Postmaster General
Served under: Chester A. Arthur

October 14, 1884 – March 4, 1885
Succeeded by
William F. Vilas