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From the 1790 through 1870 censuses, who was responsible for visiting each household to collect census data?



A. Federal Judges
B. Customs Clerks
C. U.S. Marshals
D. Congressional Staff
E. Soldiers

This question is part of Do You Know Census History Quiz?
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: May 22, 2020

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Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

Answered Feb 24, 2018

U.S. Marshals

U.S. Marshals and their assistants collected census data by personally visiting each household in the United States. Marshals were replaced by specially trained supervisors and census enumerators for the 1880 and later censuses.
 

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