LANCE, Leonard, (1952 - )


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LANCE, Leonard, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., June 25, 1952; graduated from North Hunterdon Regional High School, Annandale, N.J., 1970; B.A., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., 1974; J.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., 1977; M.P.A., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1982; judicial clerk; lawyer, private practice; member, New Jersey state assembly, 1991-2002; member, New Jersey state senate, 2002-2009; minority leader, New Jersey state senate, 2004-2008; unsuccessful candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 1996; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).