Raised in Georgia, Ms. Jackie Strange has lived a remarkable life, and is truly a remarkable woman. She was the first ever woman to serve as Deputy Postmaster General of the United States, holding the position for forty years. There has yet to be another woman to play that role, and it is doubtful, with the state of the U.S. Postal Service, that there will ever be one again. Strange started working in the postal service as a college student, and worked her way up through the ranks, until she finally arrived at the post of Deputy Postmatser General.
Recently, the Postal Service has presented Ms. Strange with a unique honor: a dedication of a postal stamp, of her choosing. As a former teacher of English and a big fan, Ms. Strange chose to put the image of "Huckleberry Finn" author Mark Twain on her stamp.
Retired, Jackie Strange lives in Chapel Hill, N.C., near her two sons, Dan and Nick. She has also served as the President of the Bob Dole Center for Seniors with Disabilities, and has recently published a book" "Ms. Deputy Postmater General" by Jackie Strange.
Meeting and being given the opportunity to photograph Jackie was truly a blessing.