Dead Letter: Paul Carlin The Postmaster is sacked

The Postmaster is sacked

Paul Carlin could deal with snow, rain and the gloom of night, but the U.S. Postal Service finally succeeded in staying him from his appointed rounds. After only twelve months as Postmaster General, the 16-year postal careerist, age 54, was fired last week by the Postal Service Board of Governors. His replacement as the 66th successor to Benjamin Franklin: Albert Casey, 65, a tough manager who retired as chairman and chief executive of American Airlines last year.

Carlin's tenure, one of the briefest in history, was abbreviated by a need for more forceful management. Said Board Chairman John McKean: "The governors...

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