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Patrick Donahoe
Patrick R. Donahoe 2013.jpg
Donahoe in 2013
73rd Postmaster General of the United States
Assumed office
January 14, 2011
President Barack Obama
Deputy Ronald A. Stroman
Preceded by John Potter
Personal details
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater University of Pittsburgh
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Patrick R. Donahoe is 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 reports 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 has announced his intention to retire effective February 1, 2015.[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. 
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Preceded by
John Potter
Postmaster General of the United States

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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 ...
Arizona Daily Star
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:56:15 -0800

Tucson Postmaster Carl Grigel presented him with a letter signed by the U.S. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe. The Marine veteran took on seasonal work for the Postal Service in November and became a letter carrier in April. He helped Scott ...

ABC News

Chelsea Now
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:00:00 -0800

The day did offer a surprise: the Board's announcement on Friday that Postmaster General and USPS CEO Patrick R. Donahoe will resign in February and that Megan J. Brennan will replace him. Signs featured a picture of Donahoe, with the words “Resigned ...

New York Times

New York Times
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:31:31 -0800

“It's an unfortunate fact of life these days that every organization connected to the Internet is a constant target for cyberintrusion activity,” Patrick R. Donahoe, the postmaster general, said in a written statement. “The United States Postal Service ...

MyPrintResource.com (press release)

MyPrintResource.com (press release)
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:43:40 -0800

... Mickey D. Barnett, chairman of the Postal Service Board of Governors, praised Brennan – who will become the first woman to be Postmaster General – as the ideal choice to replace the current Postmaster General, Patrick R. Donahoe, who will be ...

TWC News

TWC News
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:45:00 -0800

But the Postal Service is facing a possible bankruptcy and U.S. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe says the cuts and service reductions are needed to keep the agency afloat. “The unfortunate circumstances we face is the same thing that's happened in ...
Washington Post
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:07:30 -0800

That's crunch time for us,” Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe said in a statement. “E-commerce package business continues to be a big player now more than ever, so we've enhanced our network to ensure America that we'll deliver their cards, gifts ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:07:21 -0800

Jamie Partridge, a retired letter carrier who delivered the mail for 28 years in Northeast Portland, said Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe has proposed shutting 82 mail processing centers around the country, including three distribution centers in ...

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