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also known as Jim Moody

United States Representative from Wisconsin

James Powers Moody, former United States Representative from Wisconsin. Member Wisconsin State Assembly, 1977-1978; member Wisconsin State Senate, 1979-1982.


Moody, James Powers was born on September 2, 1935 in Richlands, Virginia, United States. Son of J.P. and Altha Jane Johnson Moody.


Bachelor, Haverford College, 1957. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University California, Berkeley, 1973.


Field representative Cooperative American Relief Everywhere, Former Yugoslavia, 1958—1960, Iran, 1960—1961. Acting co-director Peace Corps, Pakistan, 1961—1962, Bangladesh, 1961—1962, contract training officer Washington, 1967, 1969. Loan officer Agency International Development, Washington, 1965—1966.

Economic analyst United States Department Transportation, 1967, 69. Served with The World Bank, 1979. Instructor public finance & urban economics University California Berkeley & San Francisco State, 1971—1972.

Assistant professor economics University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1973—1976. Member Wisconsin State Assembly, 1977—1978, Wisconsin State Senate, 1979—1982, United States Congress from 5th Wisconsin District, 1982—1992. Vice president International Fund for Agricultural Development, 1995—1998.

Adjunct professor University Maryland, College Park, since 2004. Fel. Institute Politics Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Visiting professor Health Policy Institute Medical College Wisconsin.

Member Ways and Means committee.


Member Wisconsin State Assembly, 1977-1978. Member Wisconsin State Senate, 1979-1982.


J.P. Moody

Altha Jane Johnson Moody