GPO Marks 150th Anniversary
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) marks a milestone on March 4 when it celebrates 150 years of producing and delivering Government information for all three branches of the Federal Government and the public.
GPO opened its doors on March 4, 1861, the same day President Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office. Throughout its history the agency has used constantly changing technologies to meet the needs of the Congress, Federal agencies, and the public. During GPO's early days, employees relied on ink and paper to set the text for The Emancipation Proclamation.