Edward M. Morgan

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Edward M. Morgan (1855 - January 9, 1925) was the Postmaster of New York City for the first delivery of airmail by Earle Lewis Ovington.[1][2]


He was born in 1855. Morgan started off as a letter carrier, and was appointed Postmaster of New York City by President Theodore Roosevelt on August 14, 1907, succeeding William R. Willcox, who had resigned to head the Public Service Board. Thomas F. Murphy was appointed as the assistant Postmaster.[3] On December 13, 1911 President William Howard Taft reappointed him to another term of office.[4]

He died on January 9, 1925 at the Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn, New York City.[1]


  1. ^ a b "E.M. Morgan Dies in his 70th Year. Postmaster Succumbs Early This Morning After Appendicitis Operation. First Named By Roosevelt. He Was the Only Letter Carrier to Rise to the Head of New York Office." New York Times. January 9, 1925. Retrieved 2008-12-23. Edward M. Morgan, Postmaster of the New York Post Office, died at 1:50 o clock this morning in the Lutheran Hospital, 343 Convent Avenue, following an ... 
  2. ^ "Earle Ovington". Airmail Pioneers. Archived from the original on 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Edward M. Morgan made Postmaster. President Roosevelt Appoints Him to Succeed William R. Willcox. Was Once a Letter Carrier And Has Worked Up from the Bottom. His Selection Will Strengthen Taft Boom In This State". New York Times. August 15, 1907. Retrieved 2008-12-23. Edward M. Morgan was appointed Postmaster of New York City by President Roosevelt yesterday, succeeding William R. Willcox, who resigned to become head of the Public Service Board. The announcement of the appointment was made at Oyster Bay in the afternoon after Mr. Morgan had taken luncheon with the President. At the luncheon he was formally apprised of his appointment. 
  4. ^ "Keeps Postmaster Morgan. His Nomination Sent to the Senate by the President". New York Times. December 13, 1911. Retrieved 2008-12-23. President Taft to-day decided to reappoint Post-master Edward M. Morgan at New York for another term. Mr. Morgan's nomination, went to the Senate this ... 

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