The Quiz: What was a U.S. Cabinet position until being demoted in 1971?
Chief of Staff
Ambassador to the United Nations
Director of National Intelligence
In 1775, the Continental Congress appointed founding father Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general. After the United States became an independent country, George Washington assigned Samuel Osgood as the first postmaster general of the new nation. Postmasters were part of the Cabinet until 1971, when the U.S. Post Office Department was reorganized into the U.S. Postal Service. Now, postmasters general are decided by the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, instead of by the U.S. President.
The correct answer to this quiz is Postmaster General.