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Winton Malcolm "Red" Blount, II
Birth: Feb. 1, 1921
Union Springs
Bullock County
Alabama, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 2002
Highlands
Macon County
North Carolina, USA

U.S. Presidential Cabinet Member. Towards the end of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a pilot in training when the war ended. He then was his brother started the Blount Brothers Contractor Company, in 1946. Blount was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to the National Citizens Committee for Community Relations, in 1964, plus was elected President of the Alabama Chamber of Commerce and President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1968. In 1969, he was appointed by President Richard Nixon Postmaster General, serving until 1972, as the first director of the new U.S. Postal Service and he was the last to hold the position of Cabinet level Postmaster General. After his term, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Senate and returned to his contractor company. He also founded the Winton M. Blount Center for Postal Studies and the Winton M. Blount Research Center which are both at the Smithsonian National Museum in Washington, D.C. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Carolyn Self Blount (1925 - 2005)*
  Mary Katherine Archibald Blount (1920 - 1999)*
 
 Children:
  Winton Malcolm Blount (1943 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chapel of the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park
Montgomery
Montgomery County
Alabama, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Mark Pawelczak
Record added: Nov 11, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6919634
Winton Malcolm Red Blount, II
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