John Dolva Posted January 19, 2006 Share Posted January 19, 2006 I have spent about a year now trying to find out about J. Edward Day. What is of particular interest is the reasons for his resignation. An evaluation of whether it's a dead end research street partly hinges on an answer. The reasons I have come across are he had differences with JFK JFK was critical of him his finances were questionable I find him an interesting person because of this and because of him being situated close to various individuals of interest in the assassination of Kennedy. Namely: Helms, Dulles, Holmes and Kennedy himself. This interest has been awakened by finding an index card for him in the Mississippi Sovereignty files. However the relevant documents the index card is derived from is not there. Day testified in hearings on the illegal opening of mail (which Holmes as inspector of post in Dealey Plaza Post office was involved in. Holmes helped build the case against Lee, and in fact a number of important items can be traced directly to him, such as the Kleins ad, Post box info, witness statements (he observed the assassination through ocular.) personal interview of Lee etc.) Day was approached by Helms and Dulles a week after his appointment in what he later described as a disturbing confrontation he wanted nothing to do with. Helms on the other hand testified that Day was compliant. http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/church/r...rchV4_3_Day.pdf _____________________________ WIKIPEDIA "James Edward Day (October 11, 1914–October 29, 1996) was an American businessman and political office-holder. Day was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, he studied at University of Chicago and Harvard Law School and got high grades from university. In 1942 to 1945 he went in to military service, after the war he became a businessman also serving as a political office-holder under Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson as State Insurance Commissioner. In 1961 he became U.S. Postmaster General in the administration of John F. Kennedy. There, he was responsible for reducing the postal deficit through rate increases and for introducing zip codes. In August 1963, he resigned as Postmaster General..." POLITICAL GRAVEYARD http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/dawyn-day.html "Day, James Edward (1914-1996) — also known as J. Edward Day — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., October 11, 1914. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960; U.S. Postmaster General, 1961-63. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association. Implemented the ZIP code. Died, of a heart attack, in Hunt Valley, Prince George's County, Md., October 29, 1996. Burial location unknown" Mentioned in: FLEMING IAN Riebling,M. Wedge. 1994 (161) HOUSTON LAWRENCE REID Halperin,M... The Lawless State. 1976 (230) KENNEDY ROBERT FRANCIS Riebling,M. Wedge. 1994 (161) Sovereignty File index : 3-18A-52 famous quote : "We cannot put the face of a person on a stamp unless said person is deceased. My suggestion, therefore, is that you drop dead." – Day, during his tenure as Postmaster General, replying to a request from an individual to be honored with a stamp. The letter was never mailed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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