Winton M. Blount Autograph

Received 6/16/1972. Letter says, “I was more than happy to sign your First Day of ISsue envelopes.  I hope your collection continues to grow.” Blount was Postmaster General during the first term of the Nixon administration. He oversaw the transition of the Postal Service from a department of the Federal government to a semi-independent government owned and chartered corporation. As such, he was the last Postmaster General to hold the title as a Cabinet official.

The First Day Covers commemorate this event. One is signed: “Best wishes Winton M. Blount Postmaster General of the United States.”