Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell dies
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.
Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com