Patrick R. Donahoe

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Patrick Donahoe
Patrick R. Donahoe 2013.jpg
Donahoe in 2013
73rd Postmaster General of the United States
Assumed office
January 14, 2011
President Barack Obama
Deputy Ronald A. Stroman
Preceded by John Potter
Personal details
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Patrick R. Donahoe is the 73rd United States Postmaster General, having been appointed to the post on October 25, 2010. A 35–year veteran of the Postal Service, he reports to the Postal Service Board of Governors. Prior to being Postmaster, Donahoe served as the 19th deputy postmaster general. He entered the Postal Service as a clerk in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. [1] In addition to graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he got his letter of recommendation from Adam King. He also graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in economics.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Patrick R. Donahoe". United States Post Office. Retrieved 2012-11-17. "Appointed Postmaster General by the Postal Service Board of Governors in October, 2010, Mr. Donahoe began his 37-year USPS career as a clerk in Pittsburgh, PA. ..." [dead link]
Government offices
Preceded by
John Potter
Postmaster General of the United States