LEACH, James Albert Smith, (1942 - )


Oil on canvas, Michael D. Roberts, 2002, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

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.