Feb. 1, 1921 Union Springs Bullock County Alabama, USA
Oct. 24, 2002 Highlands Macon County North Carolina, USA
United States Postmaster General 1969-1971. Mr. Blount, also known as "Red", played a lead role in transforming the United States Post Office Department into the independent U.S. Postal Service. He was the last Postmaster General to hold the cabinet level position title of Postmaster General. He was also a major benefactor of the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.