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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 29

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN SENATOR

Profile AmericaWednesday, January 29th. A social milestone was reached this date in 1907 when Charles Curtis of Kansas was seated in the U.S. Senate, completing the few weeks remaining in the term of a resigned senator. He was also chosen to serve a full term in that office. Curtis became the first person with Native American blood to serve in the Senate. He remained until March 3, 1929, when he left the Senate to serve as vice president under Herbert Hoover. There are over 2.5 million Native Americans and Alaska Natives, 26 percent of those over the age of 16 in the civilian workforce are in management, business, science and arts occupations. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.

Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 2651
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_12_1YR_B02003&prodType=table
http://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/charles-curtis/12029
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb13-ff26.html

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 the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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