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H. Laughlin letter to Hon. L. Douglas, about census bill and necessary ammendments
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The Harry H. Laughlin Papers, Truman State University, document, C-4-6

H. Laughlin letter to Hon. L. Douglas, about census bill and necessary ammendments

Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Genetics Eugenics Record Office Founded by Mrs. E. H. Harriman Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. April 11, 1929 Hon. Lewis W. Douglas, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Mr. Representative:- Many years ago the late Alexander Graham Bell initiated a study on the needs and possibilities of the population census. Following up on his efforts, several groups of persons interested in a better census have continued his investigations. The essential results of these studies are outlined by the accompanying memorandum. If, at this very opportune time, the substance of the proposed amendment (page 2 of the memorandum) to the census bill were enacted into law, it would accomplish the desired purpose. I beg to commend this amendment to your consideration. The census bill is now under consideration by Hon. Wesley L. Jones, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce. Very sincerely, H.H. Laughlin. HHL:GM

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