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Leach Lecture at Augustana

University of Iowa
Jim Leach

A former congressman who represented the Quad Cities for most of his 30 years in Washington will visit Augustana College Thursday. Jim Leach will give this year's Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lecture in Public Affairs, "What is Precedented and Un-precedented in American Politics."

A native of Davenport, he was first elected to Congress in 1977, and held the seat until 2007.

Since then, he served as the chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and most recently as interim director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

His lecture begins at 7 pm Thursday in Wallenberg Hall, on the Augustana campus in Rock Island.