Letter from Frederick C. Belen to Jimmy Bryant (November 15, 1966)

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Title

Letter from Frederick C. Belen to Jimmy Bryant (November 15, 1966)

Alternative Title

Letter from Belen to Bryant (Nov. 15, 1966)

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices

Description

A letter from Deputy Postmaster General Frederick C. Belen (ca. 1904-1999) to Orlando Postmaster Lucius A. Bryant. In the letter, Belen thanks Bryant for a weekend fishing trip in Orlando. Originally an attorney, Belen also served as counsel, chief counsel and staff director of the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee from 1946 to 1961. In 1961, he was appointed Assistant Postmaster General for Operations. From 1964 to 1969, Belen served as Deputy Postmaster General and is credited with the automation of mail processing and delivery.

After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Bryant settled in Orlando's College Park neighborhood. At the time of his death in 2012, Bryant was the longest-serving postmaster for Orlando, a position that he held from 1951 to 1983. In 1952, William Hamer Beardall, Jr. (1890-1984) appointed Bryant to the local aviation advisory board, which he served on for 22 years.

Creator

Belen, Frederick C.

Source

Original letter from Frederick C. Belen to Jimmy Bryant, November 15, 1966: Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.

Date Created

1966-11-15

Contributor

Buck, Texann Ivy

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original letter from Frederick C. Belen to Jimmy Bryant, November 15, 1966.

Is Part Of

Downtown Orlando Post Office Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Medium

1-page typewritten letter on Deputy Postmaster general letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Frederick C. Belen.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Texann Ivy Buck and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Stoddard, James

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck

External Reference

Helped Automate Postal System." The New York Times, October 15, 1999. http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/15/us/frederick-christopher-belen-95-helped-automate-postal-system.html.
Tracy, Dan. "Lucius 'Jim' Bryant: Former Orlando postmaster was civic-minded." The Orlando Sentinel, August 6, 2012. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-08-06/news/os-obit-bryant-20120806_1_orlando-sentinel-orlando-international-airport-greg-ethington.

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