Commissioner of Industrial Statistics (1887-1919) | State Archives Catalog
Name: Commissioner of Industrial Statistics (1887-1919)
Historical Note: In 1887, following the State’s third census, the position of Commissioner of Industrial statistics was established under PL 1887, chapter 621. Aside from tabulating statistical data regarding the state’s workforce, the Commissioner of Industrial Statistics also assumed the responsibilities of the Superintendent of the Census (see Chapter 63 of the 1882 Public Statutes). Additionally the commissioner was required to report statistical details to the General Assembly regarding “the condition of labor and business in all mechanical, manufacturing, commercial and other industrial businesses of the state especially in relation to the social, educational and sanitary condition of the laboring classes”. In 1919, this function was taken over by the Commissioner of Labor.
Sources: 1887 Public Law Chapter 621
Note Author: TC