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CB02-CN.60

Contact:  Decennial Media Relations
301-457-3691/301-457-3620 (fax)
(301) 457-1037 (TDD)
e-mail: 2000usa@census.gov

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2002

U.S. Census Bureau Centennial Celebration

*** CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY ***

What:
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."
When:
Wednesday, March 6; 2 p.m. EST
Who:
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).
Where:
Morris Hansen Auditorium, Federal Office Building 3
4700 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland

Members of the media who plan to attend should contact the Public Information Office for clearance procedures at (301) 457-3691.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: July 15, 2014