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Rochester, NY, welcomes first woman Postmaster

Rochester Postmaster
Terriann Burke is installed as the Rochester, NY, Postmaster. Click on the image for a larger version.

Terriann Burke was sworn in as the 33rd Postmaster of Rochester, NY, March 10. She’s the first woman to serve in the position since the Rochester Post Office’s establishment in 1812.

Burke started her career as a Rochester letter carrier in 1995. She later served in several managerial positions.

“I have never for one day felt like I was treated differently because I was a female. Really, that speaks volumes about the Postal Service,” Burke told reporters at her installation ceremony.

Burke also shared the story of a family member who began introducing her as Rochester’s first woman Postmaster long before she achieved the distinction.

“I tell this story because sometimes it takes someone believing in you more than you believe in yourself,” Burke said.

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