Republican politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa for three decades. He was the Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 2009 to 2013.
He earned a Master's degree in Soviet Studies from John Hopkins University before continuing his studies at the London School of Economics.
He won the Iowa state wrestling championship in 1960.
He married a woman named Deba.
He was an assistant to future Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in the late 60's.