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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29: FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN SENATORProfile America — Tuesday, January 29th. A social milestone was reached this date in 1907, when congressman
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. Of the more than 900,000 American Indians in the workforce, nearly 10 percent are in public administration. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the new "America's Economy" mobile application at
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 2651U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder, Selected Population Profile in the U.S.
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau