John Wanamaker

US Postmaster General and merchant (1838–1922) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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John Wanamaker (July 11, 1838  December 12, 1922) was an American merchant and religious, civic and political figure, considered by some to be a proponent of advertising and a "pioneer in marketing".[1] He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and served as U.S. Postmaster General during the term of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison from 1889 to 1893.

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John Wanamaker
Wanamaker in 1915
35th United States Postmaster General
In office
March 5, 1889  March 4, 1893
PresidentBenjamin Harrison
Preceded byDonald M. Dickinson
Succeeded byWilson S. Bissell
Personal details
Born(1838-07-11)July 11, 1838
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedDecember 12, 1922(1922-12-12) (aged 84)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseMary Erringer Brown
Children6, including Rodman and Minnie
Wanamaker, c.1890