Reading the list of officers of the 59th Congress, I see someone whose job I can't figure out:

J.C. McElroy

What did the Postmaster do? Was it his job to oversee the nation's postal service? There doesn't seem to be a corresponding position today.

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They ran the mail service for the House of Representatives, not for the country as a whole (that was, and still is, run by the Postmaster General). The position was eliminated in 1993, with duties reassigned to other personnel.

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