Orlando's Postmasters and Terms of Office, 1898 to 1951

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Title

Orlando's Postmasters and Terms of Office, 1898 to 1951

Alternative Title

Orlando's Postmasters and Terms of Office

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices

Description

A memorandum from the U.S. Post Office Department listing the names and terms of service of postmasters for Orlando, Florida, from 1898 1951. The postmasters included W. R. O'Neal, 1898 to 1914; W. C. McLean, 1914 to 1923; Claudia DeLaney, 1923 to 1930; D. R. Laycock, 1930 to 1935; James D. Beggs, Jr., 1935 to 1949; D. H. Howell, 1949 to 1951; and Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. (ca. 1919-2012), 1951 to 1983.

Bryant was the postmaster at the time that this list was compiled. 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.

Source

Original memorandum: Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.

Date Created

ca. 1955

Contributor

Buck, Texann Ivy

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of memorandum.

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 memorandum on Post Office Department letterhead

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

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

Kilsheimer, Joe. "Old Post Offices Aid Revitalization Efforts." AMERICAN CITY AND COUNTY. 119: 20-21.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
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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