Saturday, May 10, 2008

Gordon Morison

Gordon Morison was featured in an article that appeared on Maryland's website last month.

Morison, 77, was responsible for the U.S. Postal Service’s stamp program for more than 20 years, from 1971-92. He has overseen developments in the stamp world ranging from the advent of the self-stick stamp to the development of the famed Elvis stamp. But for Morison, stamps aren’t only a way of sending a letter — or a bill — they’re also a way of looking at changing historic and social times.

Morison first became interested in stamps as a teenager. The last woman on his newspaper delivery route was an avid stamp collector and inspired him to get involved according to staff writer Erin Donaghue..

Morison is quoted in the article as saying, "She dragged me in to see her collection, and the next thing you know I was spending my allowance on stamps."

The hobby would lead him to his position at the United States Postal Service, and eventually, the position of Assistant Post Master General in 1978.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM