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Jim Leach

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James A. "Jim" Leach was born October 15, 1942 in Davenport, Iowa. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Princeton University in 1964 and an M.A. in Soviet Politics from Johns Hopkins in 1966. He served on the staff of Representative Donald Rumsfeld from 1965 to 1966. Subsequently, he worked at the State Department, and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. In 1976, he was first elected to the U.S. House. Through 2006, he represented Iowa's Second Congressional District IA-02. The Des Moines Register reported on May 18, 2006 that Leach is millionaire, the only Iowa Congressman with this distinction.

He was defeated for re-election by Democrat David Loebsack in the 2006 general election. Afterwards, he said "This is the happiest day of my life", and that "a burden has been lifted".


After Congress

Leach was mentioned as the possible next president of the University of Iowa. Two of his colleagues, Earl Blumenauer and Jim Walsh suggested Leach for United States Ambassador to the United Nations. In the end, he became a visiting professor at Princeton University.


Right-Wing Votes

Leach frequently votes with the right wing of his party, see LeachWatch for a complete list. Here are a few examples from 2006:

Fun Facts!

Ten Commandments


Election of 2006

Loebsack 107,097 51% Leach 101,386 49%

External Links

Home Page
Re-Election Home Page

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This page was last modified 21:29, 28 January 2007 by dKosopedia user Mr. Critical. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Corncam, Allamakee Democrat, ChuckyDucky, Kagro X and Power. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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