Department of Commerce and Labor

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Noun1.Department of Commerce and Labor - a former executive department of the United States government; created in 1903 and split into two departments in 1913
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
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Although NIST was founded as NBS in 1901, when NBS was Transferred in 1903 from the Treasury Department, its initial home, to the new Department of Commerce and Labor, the word "National" was eliminated from the name by the head of the Department because it was thought that the word "National" was inconsistent with the names of similar bureaus in the Department.
The NMFS predecessor agency, the Bureau of Fisheries, for example, was placed in the new Department of Commerce and Labor on 1 July 1903, where it remained until transfer to the Interior Department in 1939.
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