William F. Bolger

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William Bolger
William Bolger 1984.jpg
United States Postmaster General
In office
March 15, 1978 – January 1, 1985
PresidentJimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
Preceded byBenjamin F. Bailar
Succeeded byPaul N. Carlin
Personal details
Born(1923-03-13)March 13, 1923
Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedAugust 21, 1989(1989-08-21) (aged 66)
Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
EducationGeorge Washington University (BS)

William F. Bolger (March 13, 1923 – August 21, 1989) was the 65th Postmaster General of the United States from March 15, 1978 to January 1, 1985. He was born in Waterbury, Connecticut. Bolger served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He took courses in accounting at George Washington University. He was the second career postal employee to attain the rank of Postmaster General. After leaving the Postal Service, he served as president of the Air Transport Association of America. [1][2]

The Bolger Conference Center in Potomac, Maryland is named after Postmaster General Bolger.


  1. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (22 August 1989). "EX-POSTMASTER, WILLIAM BOLGER, IS DEAD AT 66". New York Times. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  2. ^ 'Ex-Postmaster General William F. Bolger Dies,' The Washington Post, Bart Barnes, March 22, 1989
Government offices
Preceded by
Benjamin F. Bailar
United States Postmaster General
March 15, 1978 – January 1, 1985
Succeeded by
Paul N. Carlin