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The Constitution and the Post Office
“In June 1788, the ninth state ratified the Constitution, which gave Congress the power ‘To establish Post Offices and Post Roads’ in Article I, section 8. A year later, the Act of September 22, 1789, continued the Post Office and made the Postmaster General subject to the direction of the President. Four days later, President Washington appointed Samuel Osgood as the first Postmaster General under the Constitution. A population of almost four million was served by 75 Post Offices and about 2,400 miles of post roads.”
Postal Worker Day and Postage Stamp Day: July 1
According to the 2018 American Community Survey, there are an estimated 389,990 male and 299,932 female employees in the U.S. Postal Service.