John H. Thompson

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John Thompson
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Director of the Census Bureau
In office
August 1, 2013 - Present
Elections and appointments
NominatedMay 23, 2013
ConfirmedAugust 1, 2013
AppointedAugust 8, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
Associate Director and other senior positions at the U.S. Census Bureau
1995-2002
Statistical Support Division of the U.S. Census Bureau
1987-1995
Statistical Methods Division of the U.S. Census Bureau
1975-1987
Education
Bachelor'sVirginia Tech University
Master'sVirginia Tech University
Websites
Office website
John H. Thompson is the current Director of the United States Census Bureau. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 1, 2013, by a vote of unanimous consent.[1]

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.[2]

Biography

Thompson earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Virginia Tech University.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Thompson's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 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

Confirmation vote

Thompson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 1, 2013, by a vote of unanimous consent.[1]

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See also

External links

Official biography

References