Ex-Iowa Rep. Jim Leach to join University of Iowa faculty

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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY (AP) — Former Iowa congressman Jim Leach will join the University of Iowa faculty after stepping down as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the university said Wednesday.

The U of I beat out Leach's alma mater — Princeton University — and other prestigious universities such as Harvard that were vying to land Leach after he resigned last month from his federal job, U of I President Sally Mason said.

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