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Megan Brennan will be first female postmaster general

Megan Brennan will be first female postmaster general

Megan Brennan, the current chief operating officer of the U.S. Postal Service, has been chosen to be the first female postmaster general in the service's history. She began her career with the postal service as a letter carrier more than 25 years ago.

Brennan's appointment immediately followed the Friday retirement announcement of current Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, who has been in the job for four years and will step down in February.

Brennan has been with the financially struggling postal service since 1986 and said in a statement that she was "deeply honored and humbled to take on this role."

The retiring Donahoe has spent 39 years with the service...

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