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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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 is 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. 
  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

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Interview with Patrick R Donahoe, Postmaster General & CEO, USPS

Interview at the IPC Annual Conference 2014: e-Commerce, the new normal.

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe,Very Disappointing USPS Shipment of 23 boxes

(SHORT OF THE LONG) I want to help support the U.S. Postal Service even knowing it would cost me a lot more to send them this way.However supporting them was more important to me then ...


ARREST PATRICK R DONAHOE for Criminal Obstruction of Mail and Criminal Delay of Mail in Frederick, MD beginning November, 2011.

NPC Luncheon with Patrick Donahoe

U.S. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe revealed more details about his plans for fixing the U.S. Postal Services' financial troubles during a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on November.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe speaks at National Press Club luncheon April 19, 2013

U.S. taxpayers may have to pay $58 billion through 2017 to bail out the U.S. Postal Service but the financially troubled agency would much prefer postal-reform legislation that gives it the...

Leaders + Legends - Patrick Donahoe

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Leaders and Legends Lecture Series, Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service, April 18, 2012.

State of the Postal Service - An All Employee Message from Postmaster General CEO Patrick Donahoe

These are challenging times for the Postal Service — extremely challenging times. That's why PMG/CEO Patrick R. Donahoe wants to set the record straight on our financial condition. And he...

Donahoe addresses NALC Heroes ceremony

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe addressed the NALC's 2011 Heroes of the Year awards ceremony.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to retire

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced his retirement Friday amid annual Postal Services losses surpassing $5 billion and ongoing battles with Congress over cost-cutting moves, including...

First-Day-of-Issue Stamp Dedication Ceremony

Postmaster General of the United States, Patrick R. Donahoe, unveils the Limited-Edition Forever Stamp 'Battle of Mobile Bay' at the History Museum of Mobile, July 30, 2014.

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369 news items

CBS News

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:47:04 -0800

Postmaster General and U.S. Postal Service CEO Patrick R. Donahoe will retire Feb. 1 after four years in the agency's top post. He has been with the Postal Service for 39 years. Megan J. Brennan , the current chief operating officer of the Postal ...

New York Times

Washington Post (blog)
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:52:30 -0800

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told reporters at a speech at the National Press Club as he prepares to retire in February after a nearly 40-year postal career. “Myopia. Shortsightedness,” he said, describing the obstacles he hit in a four-year ...
Washington Post
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:37:30 -0800

The Jan. 14 editorial “Special interests' delivery” quoted extensively from outgoing Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe's speech this month at the National Press Club. Drawing on Mr. Donahoe's criticism of the mailing industry, postal unions and ...
About - News & Issues
Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:02:48 -0800

Donahoe was appointed to the position of postmaster general by the Governors of the postal service on Dec. 7, 2010. He took the oath of office and officially became the chief executive officer of the postal service on January 14, 2011. Donahoe ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 03:26:15 -0800

The recently departed postmaster general, Patrick R. Donahoe, said postal banking doesn't seem needed or feasible. Instead, he recommended focusing on building the agency's package delivery service for e-commerce companies like Amazon.com, ...
People's World
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:14:18 -0800

Our Postmaster General, Patrick R. Donahoe, is retiring in February after a nearly 40-year postal career. He started as a mail clerk and worked his way up to the head honcho position of the Service. At a recent speech at the National Press Club ...
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:15:00 -0700

The New York Metro Area Postal Union concludes from his actions that Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe is either a well-meaning incompetent or a duplicitous agent of forces who actively want to destroy the Postal Service and have it privatized.

The Onion (satire)

The Onion (satire)
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:02:45 -0800

“Our latest series of Forever stamps recognizes the remaining citizens who continue to support the USPS by physically sending their bills, rent checks, and thank-you cards via traditional mail,” said Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe, noting that ...

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