The committee chairman, postmaster general Henry C. Payne, was a Wisconsin Stalwart, and the other members were on his side.
postmaster general Patrick Donahoe has repeatedly called for Congress to enact legislation that would change this.
The head of the United States Postal Service. Until 1970, the postmaster general was head of the federal Post Office Department and a member of the president's cabinet. In 1970, the Postal Service was set up as an independent agency in place of the Post Office Department. The Postal Service is operated like a private corporation, although postal workers receive the benefits of federal employees.