Investment banker Earl Andsews Jr. has resigned from the firm of WR Lazard. Laidlaw & Mead Inc. to join the administration of New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as president of the city's tax commission.

Andrews, who in 1989 ran for Manhattan borough president on the Republican ticket, ended his eightyear career with WR Lazard on Friday. The firm underwrites city bonds, manages pension funds, and has served as a financial adviser for the city.

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