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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 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

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The Villager

The Villager
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:19:40 -0700

As Dennie explained it, “About a year before he retired, former Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe sold Staples on a deal to put fake post office counters inside 1,500 Staples stores across the country, staffed not with postal employees but with ...

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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:02:48 -0800

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Washington Post
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:11:15 -0800

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Tue, 26 May 2015 13:04:06 -0700

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U-T San Diego

U-T San Diego
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 09:52:27 -0800

Seeking to cut costs, her predecessor, Patrick R. Donahoe, had tried to get Congress to withdraw the prefunding requirement but without success. The agency under Donahoe also proposed eliminating Saturday delivery and closing some rural post offices.

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