Allen H. Foreman Jr., a statistician who worked for the U.S. Census Bureau for more than three decades, died Nov. 26 at his home in Edgewater, Md. He was 77.

The cause was leukemia, said his son Brian S. Foreman.

Mr. Foreman retired in 2001 from the Census Bureau, where he had been chief of the Primary Goods Industries Branch in the Manufacturing and Construction Division, his son said.

Allen Harvey Foreman Jr. was born in the Philippines, in the city of Zamboanga, where his father was stationed by the Army.

The younger Mr. Foreman joined the Army in 1959 and served for two years. He later was in the Army Reserve for eight years.

He settled in the Washington area in 1968 after working for the North Carolina highway system as a roadway design technician.

Mr. Foreman was a longtime Waldorf resident before moving to Edgewater in 2003. He volunteered with Meals on Wheels and as a park ranger at Maryland’s Cedarville State Forest.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Vickie Boykin Foreman of Edgewater; two sons, Brian S. Foreman of Highland, Md., and Kevin A. Foreman of Burtonsville, Md.; and a brother.

— Emily Langer