An Act to Provide for a Permanent Census Office (March 6, 1902)Download PDF [684KB PDF]
Makes the temporary census office a permanent bureau within the Department of the Interior. Authorized a census of manufactures to be conducted in 1905 and every five years thereafter, an annual survey of cotton production, and other economic censuses.
Thirteenth Census Act (July 2, 1909) (P.L. 61-2)Download PDF [1.15MB PDF]
Authorizing legislation for the 1910 and subsequent censuses. Restricted inquiries to questions having to do with population, agriculture, manufactures, mines, and quarries.
The Act Providing for the Fourteenth Census (March 3, 1919) (P.L. 65-325) Download PDF [1.15MB PDF]
Authorizing legislation for the 1920 census of population, agriculture, manufactures, forestry, forest products, and mines and quarries.
Reapportionment Act of 1929 (June 18, 1929) (P.L. 71-12)Download PDF [840KB PDF]
Authorizing legislation for the 1930 census and corresponding reapportionment of the House of Representatives. The census and reapportionment are to be automatic under the 1929 law unless a subsequent census or reapportionment statute is enacted into law.
An Act to Provide for a National Census of Housing (August 11, 1939) (P.L. 76-385)Download PDF [51.7KB PDF]
Authorizes a national census to provide "information concerning the number, characteristics (including utilities and equipment), and geographical distribution of dwelling structures" to be taken in conjunction with the 1940 decennial census.
Transfers the authority to collect foreign trade statistics from the Division of Foreign Trade Statistics of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce to the Bureau of the Census.
An Act to Provide for Apportioning Representatives in Congress (November 15, 1941) (P.L. 77-291)Download PDF [188KB PDF]
Requires that House seats be reapportioned using the equal proportions method.
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