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Winton M. Blount

US Postmaster general and Alabama industrialist

Winton Malcolm "Red" Blount, Jr. (February 1, 1921October 24, 2002) was the United States Postmaster General from 1969 to 1972. He is also known as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of construction giant Blount International.

Winton Malcolm Blount
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59th United States Postmaster General
In office
January 22, 1969 – January 1, 1972
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byW. Marvin Watson
Succeeded byE. T. Klassen
Personal details
BornFebruary 1, 1921
Union Springs, Alabama
DiedOctober 24, 2002 (aged 81)
Highlands, North Carolina
Political partyRepublican

He was the last Postmaster who led the Post Office as an Executive Department and held cabinet-member rank.