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Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell dies

August 17, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Rep. Leonard Boswell has died following complications from a rare form of cancer. He was 84.

Family spokesman Grant Woodard said Boswell passed away about 5:30 p.m. Friday after he was found ill in his Decatur County home and was flown to a Des Moines hospital.

Boswell, a Democrat, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1996 until he lost re-election in 2012. He also served in the Iowa Legislature from 1985-95.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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