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Jim Leach

Jim LeachAKA James Albert Smith Leach

Born: 15-Oct-1942
Birthplace: Davenport, IA

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Iowa, 1977-2007

Congressman from Iowa for thirty years. A liberal Republican, Leach was defeated in his bid for a sixteenth term by college professor David Loebsack, in what was considered one of the largest upsets of that election cycle.

Wife: Elisabeth Deba (one son, one daughter)
Son: Gallagher
Daughter: Jenny

    High School: Davenport High School, Davenport, IA (1960)
    University: BA, Princeton University (1964)
    University: MA, Johns Hopkins University (1966)
    Administrator: Director, Institute for Politics, Kennedy School of Government (2007)

    National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman (2009-)
    US Congressman, Iowa 2nd (2003-07)
    US Congressman, Iowa 1st (1977-2003)
    US Official Asst. to Donald Rumsfeld, Office of Economic Opportunity (1969-70)
    Congressional Staff for Rep. Donald Rumsfeld (1965-66)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Member (2010)
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    Common Cause Chairman, National Governing Board (past)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Loyal Order of Moose
    Partnership for Public Service Board of Governors
    ProPublica Board of Directors
    Republican Main Street Partnership
    Ripon Society
    Rotary International
    Trilateral Commission
    Science Debate 2008
    Traveled to the USSR Jul-1983


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