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Acting Inspector General - Clark Kent Ervin
Clark Kent Ervin

Clark Kent Ervin has been the Acting Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security since January 24, 2003, the first day of the department.  Prior to his designation as Acting Inspector General, he served as the Inspector General of the Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Mr. Ervin served as the Deputy Attorney General/General Counsel and Director of Administration from 1999 until the spring of 2001 in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas.  He served as the Assistant Secretary of State of Texas from 1995-99.  He served as the Associate Director of Policy for the Office of National Service at the White House from 1989-91.

A native of Houston, Texas, Mr. Ervin graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government.  Winning a Rhodes scholarship after college, Mr. Ervin attended Oxford University from 1980-82, earning a Master of Arts degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.  He then returned to Harvard, graduating cum laude in 1985 with a Doctor of Laws degree.

Prior to and between stints in federal and state government, Mr. Ervin practiced law in Houston, first with the firm of Vinson & Elkins, and later with that of Locke, Liddell & Sapp. Mr. Ervin is married to Carolyn A. Harris.





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