Postmaster by Marjorie Byrnside Burress
- Cincinnati's first Post Office was established June 28, 1794 with
M. Dunn, deputy postmaster. Dunn kept the office at his house a
and Butler Streets. He died July 18, 1795 and was buried near the
of Fort Washington.
- William Maxwell, editor of the Centinel of the Northwest
became Postmaster October 1795. The newspaper office was located
Front and Sycamore Streets.
- Daniel Mayo served in the office for a short period during
1796-1797; he then moved to Newport, KY where he became Postmaster.
- Major William Ruffin was appointed postmaster July, 1797 and
about 17 years. His red two-story frame house stood at Columbia
Lawrence Streets. There Ruffin fixed up a booth with glass doors
the corner of a room where he dispensed the mail.
- William Burke took over the position in June 1814. He moved
"to Main Street, 2 doors above Mrs. Thompson's store, at the corner of
Main & Columbia." Burke was postmaster until 1841.
- William H. H. Taylor was appointed postmaster April 13, 1841 by
- George Crawford was appointed postmaster by President Polk in
- Major William Oliver was appointed postmaster May 2, 1849 by
Zachary Taylor and the PO was taken to the Art Union building, Sycamore
and Fourth Streets. Major Oliver died in office, and James C.
appointed FEb. 4, 1852 to serve out his term.
- Dr. John L. Vattier became postmaster April 29, 1853. He
by President Buchanan and James J. Faran was appointed June 4, 1855.
- Dr. Vattier was again appointed on Oct. 21, 1859 and served until
- J. C. Baum took office April 15, 1861.
- F. J. Mayer took office May 12, 1864.
- William H. H. Taylor took office Nov. 6, 1866.
- Calvin W. Thomas became postmaster April 20, 1867.
- Thomas H. Foulds became postmaster April 5, 1869.
- Gustave R. Wahle became postmaster January 9, 1874.
- John P. Loge succeeded him on Jan. 25, 1878.
- S. A. Whitfield became postmaster on January 31, 1882.
- John C. Riley was appointed postmaster on August 6, 1886.
- John Zumstein was appointed postmaster February 9, 1891.
- Charles E. Brown was appointed postmaster March 30, 1895.
- Captain Elias R. Monfort was appointed postmaster March 2, 1899.