March 31st – Friday

Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. – Philippians 4:8

Politician, lawyer, and Civil War Union general, John White Geary, filled the position of San Francisco’s first postmaster in 1849. Born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in December 1819, he attended Jefferson College at age 14 where he studied civil engineering and law. He left school after his father’s death, working as a surveyor to earn enough to pay his father’s debts and later complete his education. He became a construction engineer for the Allegheny Portage Railroad. Geary was in the Pennsylvania state militia as a teen and was later commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the 2nd Pennsylvania Infantry. He moved west and was appointed as postmaster of San Francisco by President James Polk in 1849. He later served as governor of the Kansas Territory and then governor of Pennsylvania. Geary County, Kansas, was named in his honor.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to seek the Lord’s guidance as he heads the United States Postal Service.
  • For wisdom for the president and his administration as individuals are appointed to postitions in the government.
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