Leonard Boswell

Leonard Boswell DEMDemocrat

American politician (1934-2018)

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Leonard BoswellDEMDemocrat American politician (1934-2018)
Age at Death1934-2018
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IAResidence (state)

Leonard Leroy Boswell (January 10, 1934 – August 17, 2018) was an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district from 1997 to 2013, a district based in Des Moines. A member of the Democratic Party, he was defeated for reelection in 2012 by 4th district incumbent Tom Latham, who decided to run against him after redistricting. Boswell left Congress in January 2013.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Graceland College
BA Business Administration
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
United States House of Representatives
1997 - 2013
Iowa State Senate
1992 - 1996
Iowa State Senate
1984 - 1996
Iowa Democratic Central Committee
Lieutenant Colonel
United States Army
1956 - 1976
Other Experience1 - 14 of 14
Board Member
Iowa Department of Economic Development
Board Member
Graceland College
Farmers' Cooperative
Cattlemen's Association
Blue Dog Coalition
Congressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
Mississippi River Caucus
Mississippi River Caucus
Vice Chair
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Former Member
Agriculture Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Aviation, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management