"James Post" can refer to

*James D. Post, 1863 – 1921, a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

*James E. Post, a professor in Management at Boston University

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He's the proverbial good soldier. Throughout his career he's done things he's been asked to do by senior leaders in the church.

People were very understanding of the fact that Bishop Lennon had been dealt a pretty tough hand.