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July 31, 2005|By DOUG DONOVAN

Andrew S. Clemmons

Occupation: Baltimore City inspector general.

In the news: Mayor Martin O'Malley named Clemmons as Baltimore's first inspector general last week, giving the retired U.S. postal inspector a mandate to investigate allegations of corruption, fraud and waste in city government. The mayor promised such a position last year while high-profile federal investigations were being conducted of city officials' business practices.

Career highlights: Clemmons was an agent with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for more than 20 years, retiring as deputy chief inspector. The Anne Arundel County resident spent one of those years, beginning in September 2001, as inspector in charge of the Washington metro area, during which time he managed his agency's role in the District of Columbia anthrax investigation. He is a 1980 graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia, where he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Personal: Clemmons, 56, is married with two children, and lives in Crofton.

Philosophy: "I will leave no stone unturned to seek out fraud, waste and abuse in city government. I will ensure anyone bringing complaints before me will not be retaliated against. The taxpayers and citizens of Baltimore have a fundamental right to expect their government to operate economically, efficiently and effectively."

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