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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
MIT Sloan School of Management

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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323 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 11:53:17 -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 ...
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 served ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 03:31:57 -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, ...
Tue, 26 May 2015 13:04:06 -0700

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe in 2013 estimated changing to five-day delivery would save the USPS $2 billion a year. The agency needs to cut costs and increase revenue, and dropping Saturday delivery would be only part of the solution.


Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:55:04 -0800

She replaces Postmaster General, Patrick R. Donahoe, who is retiring. Brennan will oversee 491,000 employees career employees working in more than 31,000 facilities supported by a fleet of over 200,000 vehicles. Brennan was named Chief Operating ...
Washington Post
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:13:13 -0800

Case in point: the valedictory remarks of Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe on Jan. 6, which reflected the lessons of a lifetime as a U.S. Postal Service employee and manager. Mr. Donahoe's words properly framed the predicament facing this ...

The Providence Journal

GlobeNewswire (press release)
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:49:21 -0800

Appointed the 73rd Postmaster General and CEO by the Postal Service Board of Governors in October, 2010, Patrick Donahoe will retire February 1, 2015. Donahoe began his 39-year USPS career as a clerk in Pittsburgh, PA, while attending college at the ...

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