THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New York, New York) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 21, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ELJAY B. BOWRON AS INSPECTOR GENERAL AT THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Eljay B. Bowron as Inspector General of the Department of Interior.
Mr. Eljay B. Bowron, of Detroit, Michigan, has served as Assistant Comptroller General in the Office of Special Investigations of the General Accounting Office since October 1997. Previously, he served for five months as the Deputy Inspector General of the Social Security Administration. In May 1997, he retired as Director of the U.S. Secret Service, a position he had held since 1993. During his tenure, he led a management team that initiated a series of security improvements at the White House. He was also instrumental in extending the Secret Service's jurisdiction to investigate fraud related to financial institutions as a result of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. During his twenty-two year career with the Secret Service, Mr. Bowron held a number of positions including Assistant Director for the Office of Protective Operations, Special Agent in Charge for the Atlanta field office, Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Investigations, Deputy Special Agent in Charge for the Intelligence Division, as well as assignments in Houston, Miami, and Chicago. He served as an officer with the Detroit Police Department from 1973 to 1974.
Mr. Bowron received a B.S. in criminal justice from Michigan State University.
The Inspector General Act of 1978 created independent and objective units in each of the Departments to conduct and supervise audits and investigations concerning the programs and operations of the Department. The Inspector General is responsible for conducting and supervising audits and investigations of programs and operations of the Department.