Robert Longley

History and Government Expert


B.S., Texas A&M University


  • 30 years of experience in municipal government and urban planning
  • Served as liaison between Census Bureau and city governments during 1980, 1990, and 2000 Decennial U.S. Censuses 
  • Worked as election official in multiple local, state, and federal elections


Robert is a retired urban planning professional with nearly 30 years of experience in the areas of land use planning, zoning code development and administration, and geographic information systems. He has worked as a liaison with federal agencies such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the US Census Bureau. 

As liaison for two cities, Robert worked directly with the U.S. Census Bureau on completion of the 1980, 1990, and 2000 Decennial U.S. Censuses. In addition, he has worked as an election official in several local, state, and federal elections. He has covered U.S. government, citizenship and American history for ThoughtCo since 1997.


Robert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the area of landscape architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning from Texas A&M University in 1974. 

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