|March is Women's History Month|
Doctor Jackie Anderson Strange joined the U.S. Post Office Department as a temporary clerk in 1946 while still in college. She worked her way up through the ranks - often as the first woman in many managerial positions - serving as Postmaster and Post Office Operations Manager. A number of district and regional managerial positions followed, and in 1985, Strange was promoted to the second highest job in the Postal Service, Deputy Postmaster General. She is the only woman to ever serve in that capacity.
After her retirement from the Postal Service she served as CEO and President of Senator Bob Dole's Foundation for People with Disabilities. She has received numerous awards including an honorary doctorate degree from her alma mater Georgia Southern University.
In 2011, Dr. Strange received the Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award from the Perkins School of Theology for service in the church, community, and world. She has published a book entitled, "Ms. Deputy Postmaster General; How Trusted Leadership, Courage & Innovations Impacted the Postal Service".
You can hear Dr. Strange speak about her postal job at this link;
In 2011, she helped dedicate the Mark Twain stamp. You can view photos from that event at this link: