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Walter Folger Brown


Walter Folger Brown

Walter Folger Brown
49th United States Postmaster General
In office
March 5, 1929 – March 4, 1933
President Herbert Hoover
Preceded by Harry S. New
Succeeded by James A. Farley
Personal details
Born (1869-05-31)May 31, 1869
Massillon, Ohio, United States
Died January 26, 1961(1961-01-26) (aged 91)
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Resting place Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio, United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Katharin Brown
Children No children
Profession Politician

Walter Folger Brown (May 31, 1869 – January 26, 1961) was Postmaster General of the United States from March 5, 1929 to March 4, 1933 under Herbert Hoover's administration.


Brown was born in Massillon, Ohio, to Lavinia (née Folger) and James Marshal Brown. He was to known as best from his involvement in the Air Mail scandal. Brown married Katherin Hafer on September 10, 1903. Brown had no children.

Brown was to served as the President Hoover's Postmaster General from 1929 until 1933. He was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Ohio from 1940 until 1944, Brown was served as the president of the Toledo Humane Society from 1911 until 1961.

Brown died in Toledo, Ohio on January 26, 1961, at the aged of 91.

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