Postmaster Faulkner

Here’s an short & interesting albeit dated article from The New York Times about Faulkner and his work as a postmaster at the University of Mississippi.  According to this article, Faulkner allegedly sucked big-time.  Faulkner was accused of negligent behavior on the job: throwing away mail, playing golf, reading rather than helping customers.  He held the position for three years until he was forced to resign.  However, despite his questionable behavior, a professor discovered a series of letters between Faulkner and the university chancellor that somewhat redeem his previous bad reputation as a lackluster postmaster.  In any case, he has a stamp in his honor to make up for it.

One Response to “Postmaster Faulkner”

  1. Richards says:

    One of Faulkner’s more famous quotations arose from his being fired from the Ole Miss postoffice: “I reckon I’ll be at the beck and call of folks with money all my life, but thank God I won’t ever again have to be at the beck and call of every son of a bitch who’s got two cents to buy a stamp.”