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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 30

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30: FIRST LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS

Profile America — Wednesday, January 30th.  The election cycle just passed engaged campaign managers in almost all levels of political races.  The man usually credited with being America's first campaign director, John James Beckley, operated decades before the advent of the news cycle and social media.  He directed campaigns on behalf of the Democratic-Republicans in the late 18th century.  After Thomas Jefferson won the presidency in 1800, the Library of Congress was founded, and Beckley was appointed the first librarian of that world-renowned institution this week in 1802.  At lower levels, states employ 466 full-time librarians, while more than 88,000 librarians hush patrons in local government libraries.  You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources:  Kane's Famous First Facts, 4663
               www.loc.gov/about/librarianoffice/beckley.html
               U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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