Bureau

Bureau may refer to:

  • Public administration offices of various kinds
  • Government agencies of various kinds
  • News bureau, an office for gathering or distributing news, generally for a given geographical location
  • Desk, a piece of furniture, typically a table used for office work
  • Chest of drawers, a piece of furniture that has multiple, stacked, parallel drawers
  • Bureau (European Parliament), the administrative organ of the Parliament of the European Union
  • The Bureau, English New Wave soul music group
  • Bureau County, Illinois
  • Le Bureau, a French television series
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, the leading internal law enforcement agency in the United States
  • Service bureau, a company which provides business services for a fee
  • Citizens Advice Bureau, a network of independent UK charities that give free, confidential help to people for money, legal, consumer and other problems
People
  • Louis Édouard Bureau (1830–1918), French physician and botanist
  • Jacques Bureau (1860–1933), Canadian politician
  • André Bureau (born 1935), Canadian lawyer and communications executive
  • Marc Bureau (politician) (born 1955), Canadian politician; mayor of Gatineau
  • Stéphan Bureau (born 1964), Canadian television journalist
  • Marc Bureau (ice hockey) (born 1966), Canadian ice hockey player

Famous quotes containing the word bureau:

    We passed the Children’s Bureau bill calculated to prevent children from being employed too early in factories.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    We know what the animals do, what are the needs of the beaver, the bear, the salmon, and other creatures, because long ago men married them and acquired this knowledge from their animal wives. Today the priests say we lie, but we know better.
    native American belief, quoted by D. Jenness in “The Carrier Indians of the Bulkley River,” Bulletin no. 133, Bureau of American Ethnology (1943)

    If this bureau had a prayer for use around horse parks, it would go something like this: Lead us not among bleeding-hearts to whom horses are cute or sweet or adorable, and deliver us from horse-lovers. Amen.... With that established, let’s talk about the death of Seabiscuit the other night. It isn’t mawkish to say, there was a racehorse, a horse that gave race fans as much pleasure as any that ever lived and one that will be remembered as long and as warmly.
    Walter Wellesley (Red)