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Jim Huffman

James L. Huffman
Lewis & Clark Law School
Term 1994 – 2007
Born 1945 (age 68–69)
Fort Benton, Montana
Alma mater Montana State University
Tufts University
University of Chicago Law School
Profession Professor of law
Spouse Leslie Huffman
Children 3

James L. "Jim" Huffman (born 1945) is a professor of law and the former dean of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. He was the Republican nominee in the 2010 U.S. Senate election in Oregon, facing incumbent Ron Wyden.[1][2][3]

Early life

Huffman was born in Fort Benton, Montana in 1945 and grew up in Bozeman, Montana,[4][5] where he graduated from Bozeman High School.[6] He attended one year at Stanford University before returning to Bozeman, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University in 1967.[6][7] He earned a Masters degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1969, and a law degree from the University of Chicago in 1972.[7]

Academic career

Huffman joined the law faculty at Lewis & Clark in 1973 and served as Dean of the Law School from 1994 to 2006, when he returned to full-time teaching.[1][7] Huffman teaches Constitutional law, jurisprudence, and natural resources and water law.[7]

2010 U.S. Senate campaign

Huffman announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2010 United States Senate election for the seat held by Democrat Ron Wyden.[1] In a field of seven Republicans, Huffman won 42% of the vote. In the November general election, Huffman lost to Wyden 57%–39%.[3]


External links

  • Jim Huffman for U.S. Senate official campaign site
  • Project Vote Smart
  • Federal Election Commission
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