John H. Thompson
|Director of the Census Bureau|
|August 1, 2013 - Present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Nominated||May 23, 2013|
|Confirmed||August 1, 2013|
|Appointed||August 8, 2013|
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Associate Director and other senior positions at the U.S. Census Bureau|
|Statistical Support Division of the U.S. Census Bureau|
|Statistical Methods Division of the U.S. Census Bureau|
|Bachelor's||Virginia Tech University|
|Master's||Virginia Tech University|
Thompson was previously the President and C.E.O. of the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. He worked with NORC for 11 years after serving 27 years in the Census Bureau from 1975 to 2002.
Thompson earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Virginia Tech University.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Thompson's academic, professional and political career:
- 1975-1987: Worked in the Statistical Methods Division of the U.S. Census Bureau
- 1987-1995: Worked in the Statistical Support Division of the U.S. Census Bureau
- 1995-2002: Worked in senior positions of the U.S. Census Bureau, finishing as Associate Director
- 2002-2008: Executive Vice President of NORC at the University of Chicago
- 2008-2013: President and C.E.O. of NORC at the University of Chicago
- 2013-Present: Director of the U.S. Census Bureau
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