Postmaster of Washington, D.C.
A native of Lockport, New York, he was the son of John A. Merritt, who held the post of Collector of Customs at Niagra Falls, N.Y., and was also the former Postmaster of Washington, D.C. Norman A. Merritt, was appointed Acting Postmaster of Washington, D.C., on October 21, 1909, by President William H. Taft. Earning for himself an exceptionally good record, he was appointed Postmaster of Washington, D.C., by President Taft, on September 30, 1910. The younger Merritt was regarded as one of the most efficient officers in the U.S. Government service.
Signature With Title: 3 1/2 x 1 1/2, in ink, N.A. Merritt, signed above his typewritten title as Postmaster.