Contact: Decennial Media Relations
(301) 457-1037 (TDD)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2002
U.S. Census Bureau Centennial Celebration
*** CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY ***
The U.S. Census Bureau will commemorate its 100th birthday with a ceremony and reception on Wednesday, March 6. It was 100 years ago on that date that Congress enacted legislation establishing a permanent "Census Office."
Wednesday, March 6; 2 p.m. EST
Kathleen B. Cooper, Commerce Department under secretary for economic affairs; William G. Barron Jr., acting Census Bureau director; Vincent Barabba, former Census Bureau director (1973-76; 1979-81), keynote speaker; Barbara Everitt Bryant, former Census Bureau director (1989-93); Martha Farnsworth Riche, former Census Bureau director (1994-98).
Morris Hansen Auditorium, Federal Office Building 3
4700 Silver Hill Road
Members of the media who plan to attend should contact the Public Information Office for clearance procedures at (301) 457-3691.