Monday, November 7, 2016

Fired Eloise Cook Returns as Postmaster

Detroit Free Press, February 20, 1936
John Vincent started out as a cook at Eloise in 1933 but was fired a year later for taking a doggy bag of food scraps home for his dog. So he turned to politics. Two years later he returned as postmaster under the appointment of Rep. John Lesinski who recognized Vincent's efforts in the field. He replaced Stanislas Keenan, the resident bookkeeper, inventor, historian, etc., at a rate of $1,800 annually (approx. $31,000 today). While the article refers to the Eloise post office as third-rate the job held great importance as nearly 10,000 people were employed and resided at the facility. 

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