Legislation would name Nevin Ave. post office after former Richmond postmaster

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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier on Friday announced he will hold an event next week to introduce legislation that would name the Richmond Main Post Office after Harold McCraw, Sr., a former Richmond Postmaster and community leader.

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m., DeSaulnier will hold an event with family members of McCraw and community leaders to announce legislation designating the branch at 1025 Nevin Ave. the “Harold D. McCraw, Sr. Post Office Building.”

DeSaulnier’s office said the effort to rename the post office continues what retired Congressman George Miller had started.

McCraw, who served 45 years with the U.S. Postal Service, working his way up to Richmond Postmaster in 1974, was “instrumental in creating opportunities for minorities in the Postal Service,” DeSaulnier’s office said.

“Harold was a dedicated Postmaster and inspirational leader who worked tirelessly to make his community a fair and just place,” the congressman said. “Designating the Nevin Avenue post office in his honor is a fitting tribute to a man who spent his life serving the Richmond community with distinction.”

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