The Woodward Alumni Hall of Fame Association
Frank C. Goldie Inducted 1983 - Class of 1938
Frank C. Goldie, the man who heads the nation's second largest post office, is a 1938 graduate of Woodward High School. After his graduation from Woodward, Mr. Goldie studied electrical engineering at the University of Toledo and served two years in the Air Force during World War II. Mr. Goldie joined the postal service in 1947 as a distribution clerk. He rose quickly through the ranks, serving in order as scheme examiner, foreman of mails, finance examiner, methods and standards examiner, assistant general superintendent of mails, and director of installation services, in which capacity he had over-all responsibility for personnel, recruiting, finance, accounting, and purchases.
In 1972, Mr. Goldie was promoted under the merit selection program to
postmaster of Toledo, a position which also made him sectional center manager of the 96 associated post offices in the Toledo area. Five years later, he was promoted to his present position, that of postmaster of Chicago.
As Chicago's postmaster, Mr. Goldie is responsible for a budget of $420 million a year and a complement of nearly 15,000 employees who handle about 3 billion pieces of mail a year with an annual revenue of about $580 million. The Chicago Post Office is second only to New York City's in terms of revenue. However, Chicago's is the largest post office in the world under one roof - more than 3million square feet.
Active in community affairs in Toledo, Mr. Goldie was named Toledo’s outstanding man of the year in 1973 by the local club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. Since the move to Chicago, he has become active in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Chicago Urban League, the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, and the United Negro College Fund. He is a member of the executive committee of the, Chicago Federal Executive Board and a member of the board pf directors of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.
Mr. Goldie's hobbies include golf, bowling, and chess. His enthusiasm for world travel has taken him to many foreign countries. He is married to the former Cleo Taylor, who was an instructor in education at Bowling Green State University before the couple’s move to Chicago.