Patrick R. Donahoe

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Patrick Donahoe
Patrick R. Donahoe 2013.jpg
73rd United States Postmaster General
In office
January 14, 2011 – February 1, 2015
President Barack Obama
Deputy Ronald Stroman
Preceded by John Potter
Succeeded by Megan Brennan
Personal details
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh
MIT Sloan School of Management

Patrick R. Donahoe was 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 reported 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][2]

Donahoe is a 1977 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he majored in economics. He also graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management where he was a Sloan Fellow.[3]

Donahoe retired on February 1, 2015 and Megan Brennan was appointed as his successor.[4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ "The Postmaster General and Executive Leadership Team". United States Postal Service. July 2012. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "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]
  3. ^ "AllGov - Officials". Retrieved 2014-09-30. 
  4. ^ Bigalke, Jay (November 14, 2014). "First woman postmaster general starts Feb. 1". Linn's Stamp News. Retrieved November 15, 2014. [dead link]
  5. ^ "U.S. Postal Service Selects First Female Postmaster General". Time. November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ Nawaguna, Elvina (November 14, 2014). "U.S. Postmaster General Donahoe to retire; Megan Brennan to succeed". Reuters. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Postal Service Board of Governors selects Megan Brennan as 74th Postmaster General and CEO of the United States Postal Service" (Press release). United States Postal Service. November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
Government offices
Preceded by
John Potter
United States Postmaster General
Succeeded by
Megan Brennan