Each example lists the following information in the format shown:


Form of Address


The eight broad categories of address are:

• Professional Ranks and Titles

• Federal, State and Local Government Officials

• Military Ranks

• Military Abbreviations

• Diplomats

• British Nobility

• Clerical and Religious Orders

• College and University Officials

Professional Ranks and Titles


Mr. R. Allan Whiteman, Attorney-at-Law

or R. Allan Whiteman, Esq.

Dear Mr. Whiteman

or Dear R. Allan Whiteman, Esq.


Jacqueline Lyster, D.D.S. (Office Address) or

Dr. Jacqueline Lyster (Home Address)

Dear Dr. Lyster


Terry Thomlinson, M.D. (Office Address) or

Dr. Terry Thomlinson (Home Address)

Dear Dr. Thomlinson

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