They were famous—and delivered your mail
Singers, novelists, actors, and a future president worked for USPS before making it big.
Honest Abe was one. So, too, was writer Richard Wright and Olympian gold medalist swimmer Shirley Babashoff. Walt Disney and singers John Prine and Brittany Howard spent time working for the U.S. Postal Service. Future Nobel Prize-winning novelist William Faulkner was such an indifferent employee that he was fired.
Not only has the U.S. Postal Service been a conduit for communications throughout the nation’s history, its workers have tapped into broad experiences gleaned on the job to gain a better understanding of America.
The Postal Service has nearly 500,000 career employees and has been a professional entry point or a lifeline for dozens of creatives over the years. In encountering a mail carrier or sorter, consider that one might have been Charles