USPS: Worker witnessed major postal moment in 1970

Postal worker Ursula Hennessy doesn’t just remember the August day 50 years ago when President Richard Nixon signed the landmark Postal Reorganization Act. She was — to borrow a line from “Hamilton” — in the room where it happened. Hennessy was in her 20s when she joined the Post Office Department in 1969 as the…

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Landmark postal law signed 50 years ago

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the most comprehensive postal legislation since the founding of the republic — the law that transformed the Post Office Department into the Postal Service. President Richard Nixon signed the Postal Reorganization Act on Aug. 12, 1970, but as Publication 100, the Postal Service’s official history book explains, the…

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