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Roger Herriot

Roger Herriot
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Roger Herriot (1941-1994): Herriot served as chief of the Population Division (from 1980 through 1985) and later associate commissioner for statistical standards and methodology at the National Center for Education Statistics. At both agencies he was an advocate for the importance and potential value of providing annual data, including poverty measurements, at a sub-national level. After his sudden death in May 1994, the Washington Statistical Society and the Social Statistics and Government Statistics Sections of the American Statistical Association established the Roger Herriot Award for Innovation in Federal Statistics to recognize individuals who had developed unique approaches to the solution of statistical problems in federal data collection.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: March 31, 2014