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Jim Leach

James Albert Smith Leach (born October 15 1942), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1977, representing the 2nd District of Iowa. He was born in Davenport, Iowa, was educated at Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University and the London School of Economics, and was a foreign service officer with the Department of State, a member of the U.S. delegations to the Geneva Disarmament Conference and the United Nations General Assembly, a business executive and director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board before entering the House.

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