George Buchanan Armstrong (George Buchanan Armstrong)

George Buchanan Armstrong

United States Postal Official. While serving as assistant Postmaster of Chicago, Illinois, he proposed to send mail via the railway as a means of faster delivery. In 1864 Postmaster General Montgomery Blair first experimented, then implemented this practice. It became the staple of long distance mail delivery before being outstripped by air freight shipping. George B. Armstrong is considered the founder of the United States Railway Mail Service.


  • October, 27, 1822
  • Ireland


  • May, 05, 1871
  • USA


  • Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
  • Illinois
  • USA

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