Joseph Habersham (July 28, 1751 – November 17, 1815) was an American businessman, Georgia politician, soldier in the Continental Army, and Postmaster General of the United States. Born in Savannah, Georgia, to James Habersham and Mary Bolton, he attended preparatory schools and Princeton College and became successful merchant and planter. He was married to Isabella Rae, who was the sister-in-law of Col. Samuel Elbert. They had one son, Robert Habersham.

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  • Joseph Habersham (July 28, 1751 – November 17, 1815) was an American businessman, Georgia politician, soldier in the Continental Army, and Postmaster General of the United States. Born in Savannah, Georgia, to James Habersham and Mary Bolton, he attended preparatory schools and Princeton College and became successful merchant and planter. He was married to Isabella Rae, who was the sister-in-law of Col. Samuel Elbert. They had one son, Robert Habersham. He was a member of the council of safety and the Georgia Provincial Council in 1775 and a major of a battalion of Georgia militiamen and subsequently a colonel in the 1st Georgia Regiment of the Continental Army. He had to resign from the army after he served as Lachlan McIntosh's second in the controversial duel that killed Button Gwinnett. He and his brothers, James Jr. and John, were active in Georgia politics. Some older references state that Joseph was a delegate to the Confederation Congress in 1785, but this may stem from confusion with his brother John, who was a delegate at that time. Joseph served as Speaker of the Georgia House in 1785 and was a member of the Georgia convention in 1788 that ratified the U.S. Constitution. He served as mayor of Savannah from 1792 to 1793 and then was appointed Postmaster General by President George Washington in 1795 and served until the beginning of Thomas Jefferson's administration in 1801. When Habersham created the office of first assistant postmaster-general in 1799, Abraham Bradley, Jr. was appointed to the office. In 1802, Bradley named one of his sons, Joseph Habersham Bradley (later a notable Washington, D.C. attorney), after his former superior. Habersham died in 1815. Habersham County in Northeast Georgia, from its creation in 1818, is named in his honor, along with numerous sites and streets throughout the state. Joseph Habersham was also a Savannah Freemason. He is recorded as a masonic member of Solomon's Lodge No. 1, F. & A. M. at Savannah, Georgia. Solomon's Lodge No. 1, F. & A. M. at Savannah was founded by renowned statesman, philanthropist and Freemason James Edward Oglethorpe on February 21, 1734. Joseph Habersham's father James Habersham, both of his brothers, and his noted descendant, the Savannah Painter, Richard West Habersham (the intimate friend of Samuel F. B. Morse inventor of the telegraph) were all Freemasons and members of Solomon's Lodge. (en)
  • Joseph Habersham (* 28. Juli 1751 in Savannah, Georgia; † 17. November 1815) war ein US-amerikanischer Geschäftsmann, Delegierter zum Kontinentalkongress, Soldat in der Kontinentalarmee und Postminister der Vereinigten Staaten. (de)
  • ジョセフ・ハーバーシャム(Joseph Habersham, 1751年7月28日 - 1815年11月17日)は、アメリカ合衆国の実業家、政治家。1795年から1801年まで第6代アメリカ合衆国郵政長官を務めた。 (ja)
  • Joseph Habersham (ur. 28 lipca 1751 roku w Savannah, Georgia – zm. 17 listopada 1815 roku w Savannah, Georgia) – polityk i przedsiębiorca amerykański. W 1785 roku był delegatem stanu Georgia do Kongresu Kontynentalnego. W latach 1792-1793 był burmistrzem rodzinnego miasta Savannah w Georgii. Następnie w latach 1795-1801 pełnił funkcję poczmistrza generalnego Stanów Zjednoczonych kolejno w gabinetach prezydentów George’a Washingtona, Johna Adamsa i Thomasa Jeffersona. (pl)
  • 约瑟夫·哈伯沙姆(Joseph Habersham,1751年7月28日-1815年11月17日),美国商人、军人、政治家,曾任美国邮政部长(1795年-1801年)。 這是關於美國政治人物的小作品。你可以通过編輯或修訂擴充其內容。 (zh)
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  • Joseph Habersham (* 28. Juli 1751 in Savannah, Georgia; † 17. November 1815) war ein US-amerikanischer Geschäftsmann, Delegierter zum Kontinentalkongress, Soldat in der Kontinentalarmee und Postminister der Vereinigten Staaten. (de)
  • ジョセフ・ハーバーシャム(Joseph Habersham, 1751年7月28日 - 1815年11月17日)は、アメリカ合衆国の実業家、政治家。1795年から1801年まで第6代アメリカ合衆国郵政長官を務めた。 (ja)
  • Joseph Habersham (ur. 28 lipca 1751 roku w Savannah, Georgia – zm. 17 listopada 1815 roku w Savannah, Georgia) – polityk i przedsiębiorca amerykański. W 1785 roku był delegatem stanu Georgia do Kongresu Kontynentalnego. W latach 1792-1793 był burmistrzem rodzinnego miasta Savannah w Georgii. Następnie w latach 1795-1801 pełnił funkcję poczmistrza generalnego Stanów Zjednoczonych kolejno w gabinetach prezydentów George’a Washingtona, Johna Adamsa i Thomasa Jeffersona. (pl)
  • 约瑟夫·哈伯沙姆(Joseph Habersham,1751年7月28日-1815年11月17日),美国商人、军人、政治家,曾任美国邮政部长(1795年-1801年)。 這是關於美國政治人物的小作品。你可以通过編輯或修訂擴充其內容。 (zh)
  • Joseph Habersham (July 28, 1751 – November 17, 1815) was an American businessman, Georgia politician, soldier in the Continental Army, and Postmaster General of the United States. Born in Savannah, Georgia, to James Habersham and Mary Bolton, he attended preparatory schools and Princeton College and became successful merchant and planter. He was married to Isabella Rae, who was the sister-in-law of Col. Samuel Elbert. They had one son, Robert Habersham. (en)
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