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Dan Clemmer, Librarian and Humorist, Dies

Adam Bernstein

Dan Clemmer, who died April 5 at 71, was a retired director of the State Department's main library in Washington.

During his nearly 30-year career at State, he helped modernize the library in terms of automation and bringing it online. He retired in 2002 and was a recipient of State Department honors for his work.

His family said he wrote a humor column for the Montgomery County Sentinel several years ago. In one column, he observed, "An imaginary number is the time your daughter tells you she will get home from Georgetown. A real number is the time she actually gets home."

Let us know of your memories of Mr. Clemmer, either for his work as a librarian or for his style of humor.

By Adam Bernstein  |  April 23, 2010; 1:13 PM ET
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