Monday, March 7, 2011

150-years-ago -- The New Posmaster-General

The Charleston Mercury
March 7, 1861

Judge John H. Reagan
Confederate Postmaster-General
(Library of Congress)
     The telegraph brings the announcement of the appointment and confirmation of Judge Reagan, of Texas, as Postmaster-General of the Confederate States.
     John H. Reagan was born in Sevier county, Tennessee, October 8, 1818. Having chosen the profession of law, and emirgrated to the Republic of Texas, he advanced, by his own merits, through many honorable grades of civic and military distinction, until 1852, when he was appointed a Judge of the District Court of Texas. In 1857 he was elected a member of the Thirty-Fifth Congress, which position he retained, serving with tact and success as a member of various important Committees.
     We have no doubt that in the discharge of the arduous duties of his new position, Judge Reagan will show that his administrative talent is not less than his ability as a legislator.

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