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Federal agency administrator

Harry Alan Scarr, American federal agency administrator. Recipient Gold medal Department Justice, 1988, Presidential Rank award Office of President United States, 1992.


Scarr, Harry Alan was born on May 4, 1934 in Massillon, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles Edward and Helen May (Simonson) Scarr.


Bachelor, University of Michigan, 1956;Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1963.


Assistant research sociologist, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1961-1963;staff fellow, Department Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, 1963-1966;assistant professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1966-1970;research science, HSR, Inc., McLean, Virginia, 1970-1972;various positions, Department Justice, Washington, 1972-1982;director, Bureau Justice Statistics, Washington, 1980-1981;executive assistant for statistical affairs, Department Commerce, Washington, 1982-1990;deputy assistant secretary, Department Commerce, Washington, 1990-1992;deputy director, Bureau Census, Washington, since 1992.


Married Sandra Jane Wood, December 26, 1961 (divorced 1970). Children: Phillip Ruxton, Karen Pelton, Rebecca Blackwell. Married Cecilia von Schantz, November 19, 1971.

Children: Miriam Rachel, Sarah Eleanor.

Charles Edward Scarr

Helen May (Simonson) Scarr

Sandra Jane Wood

Cecilia von Schantz

Phillip Ruxton Scarr

Karen Pelton Scarr

Rebecca Blackwell Scarr

Miriam Rachel Scarr

Sarah Eleanor Scarr