LEACH, James Albert Smith

LEACH, James Albert Smith
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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LEACH, James Albert Smith, A Representative from Iowa; born in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, October 15, 1942; attended the public schools of Davenport, Iowa; B.A., Princeton University, Princeton. N.J., 1964; M.A., School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., 1966; London School of Economics, 1966-1968; staff, United States Representative Donald Rumsfeld of Illinois, 1965-1966; foreign service officer, United States Department of State, 1968-1969; special assistant to director, Office of Economic Opportunity, 1969-1970; member, Delegation to Geneva Disarmament Conference and United Nations General Assembly, 1971-1972; business executive; United Nations Conference on Natural Resources, 1975; member, United States Advisory Commission on International Education and Cultural Affairs, 1975; director, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1975-1976; delegate, Iowa State Republican conventions 1974, 1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 2007); chair, Committee on Banking and Financial Services (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Tenth Congress in 2006.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives

Iowa City, IA
Papers: In the papers of James V. Gallagher, 1964-1984, 13 linear feet. Persons represented include James Leach.
Papers: In the papers of the Sokol-Shuttleworth Family, 1875-1982, 5 linear feet. Persons represented include James Leach.
Papers: In the papers of John W. Tobin, 1885-1980, 4 linear feet. Persons represented include James Leach.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Leach, James and William P. McKenzie, eds. A Newer World: The Progressive Republican Vision of America. Lanham, MD: Madison Books, 1988.

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