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Winton Malcolm Blount
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59th United States Postmaster General
In office
January 22, 1969 – January 1, 1972
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by W. Marvin Watson
Succeeded by E. T. Klassen
Personal details
Born February 1, 1921
Union Springs, Alabama
Died October 24, 2002 (aged 81)
Highlands, North Carolina
Political party Republican

Winton Malcolm "Red" Blount, Jr. (February 1, 1921October 24, 2002) was the United States Postmaster General from 1969 to 1972. He is also known as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of construction giant Blount International.

He was the last Postmaster who led the Post Office as an Executive Department and held cabinet-member rank.

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