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MOODY, Jim, A Representative from Wisconsin; born in Richlands, Tazewell County, Va., September 2, 1935; graduated from Anglo American High School, Athens, Greece, 1953; B.A., Haverford College, Haverford, Pa., 1957; M.P.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1967; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1973; Peace Corps and CARE assignments in Yugoslavia, Iran, and Pakistan, 1958-1965; economist for Federal Government, 1967-1969; associate professor of economics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisc., 1973-1976; member of the Wisconsin state assembly, 1977-1978; member of the Wisconsin state senate, 1979-1982; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; vice president, International Fund for Agricultural Development, 1995-1998; president of an association of international development and relief organizations, 1998-2000; financial advisor; adjunct professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Md., 2003 to 2004; resident scholar, American University, Washington, D.C.; founder, National Security Archives; died on March 22, 2019, in Bethesda, Md.

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External Research Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: 1983-1992, 63 cubic foot. The papers of Jim Moody contain files from his Washington office and include correspondence, memoranda, schedules, newsletters, speeches, notes, printed material, and photographs, giving a good overview of his career and concise documentation of his positions and political initiatives.
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