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James Edward Day
Birth: Oct. 11, 1914
Jacksonville
Morgan County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1996
Hunt Valley
Baltimore County
Maryland, USA

Parents:
- James Allmond Day (1869 - 1968)
- Frances Edna Wilmot Day (1887 - 1954)

Married Mary Louise (Burgess) Day

Children:
- James Edward Day [1948-1975]
- Geraldine Day Zurn
- Mary Louise Day

US Postmaster General
President Kennedy appointed him U.S. Postmaster General in 1961. During his tenure, he implemented the ZIP code and worked to eliminate the circulation of pornography in the mails. Day was known for his wit and after leaving office in 1963 he published several memoirs and a work of fiction in addition to practicing law. The Association for Postal Commerce's "J. Edward Day Award" is named for him. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Allmond Day (1869 - 1968)
  Frances Edna Wilmot Day (1887 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Louise Burgess Day (1917 - 2012)
 
 Children:
  James Edward Day (1948 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Monocacy Cemetery
Beallsville
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Row L, Lot 27 Upper, Site 4
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Nov 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16662337
James Edward Day
Added by: Glenn Wallace
 
James Edward Day
Added by: Glenn Wallace
 
James Edward Day
Added by: Glenn Wallace
 
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