Postmaster Lincoln


April 15, 2015

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s death I wanted to tell you a little known fact of this great man. On May 7, 1833, 24-year-old Lincoln was appointed postmaster of New Salem, Illinois. Postmaster Lincoln served until the office was closed May 30, 1836. Postmaster Lincoln was one of only two postmasters who later became U.S. President.