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Buddy Leach
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1981
Preceded by Joe D. Waggonner
Succeeded by Buddy Roemer
Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party
In office
January 31, 2010 – April 28, 2012
Preceded by Chris Whittington
Succeeded by Karen Carter Peterson
Louisiana State Representative from Allen, Beauregard, and Vernon parishes
In office
1968–1979
Preceded by Bert A. Adams
Succeeded by William H. West
In office
1984–1988
Preceded by William H. West
Succeeded by John R. Smith
Personal details
Born
Anthony Claude Leach, Jr.

March 30, 1934 (1934-03-30) (age 87)
Leesville, Louisiana, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Louisiana State University (BA, JD)
Occupation Businessman; attorney
Military service
Branch/service United States Army

Anthony Claude Leach, Jr., known as Buddy Leach (born March 30, 1934), is an American businessman and Democratic politician. For one term, he was a U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district. He also was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and as chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party.

In 2003, he was a candidate for governor of Louisiana.

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