How to Address the Postmaster General

How to Address The Postmaster General of the United States | United States Postal Service

—-Envelope, official:
—-—-The Honorable
—-—-(Full Name)
—-—-Postmaster General
—-—-(Address)

—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Dear Mr./Madam Postmaster General:
—-—-—-or
—-—-Dear Postmaster General:

How to Address The Postmaster General

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"

How to Address my Local Postmaster?

The Honorable is not extended to postmasters of individual post offices.  ‘Postmaster’ is informally used as an honorific:

—-Envelope, official:
—-—-Mr./Ms. (Full Name)
—-—-United States Post Office, (name of specific office)
—-—-(Address)

—-—-—-Mr./Ms. James W. Wilson
——–—-United States Post Office, Planetarium 
——–—-127 W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024

—-Address block of letter or emaill:
—-—-Mr./Ms. (Full Name)
—-—-Postmaster
—-—-United States Post Office, (name of specific office)
—-—-(Address)

—-Salutation:
—-—-Dear Mr./Ms. (Surame):
—-—-—-or
—-—-Dear Postmaster (Surname):
—-—-Dear Postmaster:

The Postmaster General of the United States is ‘the Honorable (Full Name)’. He’s appointed by the President (POTUS) and individually approved by the Senate. That’s what’s required for appointed Federa officials to be the ‘the Honorable’ – both parts.

– Robert Hickey

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"

When Should You Use the Forms on this Page?

You can use these forms of address for any mode of communication: addressing a letter, invitation, card or Email. (If there are differences between the official and social forms of address, I will have mentioned the different forms.)  The form noted in the salutation is the same form you say when you say their name in conversation or when you greet them.

Not Finding Your Answer?

—-#1)  At right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones, is a list of all the offices, officials & topics covered on the site.

—-#2)  If you don’t see the official you seek included or your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, Sometimes I post the question  – but always change all the specifics.

— Robert Hickey 

Robert Hickey author of "Honor & Respect"