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  Johnson, Cave
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NameCave Johnson
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Clarksville, Tennessee , United States
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Born January 11, 1793
DiedNovember 23, 1866 (73 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Sep 25, 2015 02:13pm
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InfoCave Johnson was for fourteen years a Democratic U.S. Congressman from Tennessee. He was also the United States Postmaster General under James K. Polk from 1845-1849. He was born in Robertson County, Tennessee and died in Clarksville, Tennessee.

During his tenure at Postmaster General he shifted the postal service from a COD postage delivery system to a prepaid postal delivery system by introducing the postage stamp in 1847. He is also credited with introducing street corner mail boxes in urban areas. He later served as president of the Bank of Tennessee from 1854 to 1860.


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  03/05/1845 US Postmaster General Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/03/1843 TN - District 09 Won 51.19% (+2.38%)
  05/06/1841 TN - District 11 Won 74.25% (+48.50%)
  12/15/1839 US House Speaker Lost 0.15% (-17.59%)
  08/01/1839 TN - District 11 Won 57.91% (+15.83%)
  08/03/1837 TN - District 11 Lost 49.40% (-1.20%)
  08/06/1835 TN - District 11 Won 60.63% (+21.26%)
  08/02/1833 TN - District 11 Won 45.12% (+13.10%)
  08/05/1831 TN - District 08 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/07/1829 TN - District 08 Won 52.94% (+5.87%)
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