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Location of FDA and its Predecessors in Federal Government

YearDesignation and LocationStatute
1839Patent Office, Department of State5 Stat. 353, 354 (1839)
1849Chemical Laboratory of the Agricultural Division in the Patent Office, Department of the Interior9 Stat. 395 (1849)
1862Chemical Division, Department of Agriculture12 Stat. 387 (1862)
1889Chemical Division, United States Department of Agriculture25 Stat. 659 (1889)
1890Division of Chemistry, USDA26 Stat. 282, 283
1901Bureau of Chemistry, USDA31 Stat. 922, 930 (1901)
1927Food and Drug Insecticide Administration, USDA44 Stat. 976, 1002 (1927)
1930Food and Drug Administration, USDA46 Stat. 392, 422 (1930)
1940FDA, Federal Security Agency54 Stat. 1234, 1237 (1940)
1953FDA, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare67 Stat. 631, 632 (1953)
1979FDA, Department of Health and Human Services93 Stat. 668, 695 (1979)

 

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