Jim Leach
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"James Albert Smith "Jim" Leach" is a congressman and academic. He served as ninth Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities/Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 2009 to 2013 and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa (1977-2007).

Leach was the John L. Weinberg Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. He also served as the interim director of the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from September 17, 2007, to September 1, 2008, when Bill Purcell (mayor)/Bill Purcell was appointed permanent director.

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