First African American woman sworn in as Milford postmaster

Jeanette Sherrod is sworn in as the new postmaster in Milford Thursday by David Mastroianni Jr., USPS district manager of the Connecticut Valley District. Standing with them is Jeanette Sherrod’s brother, Ricky Sherrod. — Photo by Ned Gerard, Connecticut Post

“This is big for us. This is really big for us,” said Norwalk Postmaster Ricky Sherrod as his sister, Jeanette Sherrod, was sworn in as only the second woman and the first African American to serve as Milford postmaster.

Jeanette Sherrod, 52, took the oath of office Thursday at a packed Milford City Hall, filled with post office workers, friends, family, and members of her church, the First Baptist Church of Stratford.

There has been only one other woman in the city’s history to serve as postmaster since…

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