Jim Huffman

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Jim Huffman
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Personal details
Born (1945-03-25) March 25, 1945 (age 72)
Fort Benton, Montana, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Leslie Huffman
Children 3
Alma mater Montana State University,

Tufts University
University of Chicago

James L. "Jim" Huffman (born March 25, 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[edit]

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 master's 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[edit]

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[edit]

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]


  1. ^ a b c Mapes, Jeff (March 4, 2010). "Lewis & Clark law professor Jim Huffman announces run against Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ Mapes, Jeff (April 15, 2010). "Jim Huffman loans $250,000 to his Senate campaign". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Oregon 2010 Primary Results: U.S. Senate". The Oregonian. May 18, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "James L. Huffman Curriculum Vitae". Lewis & Clark Law School. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Jim Huffman: 'I'm no egghead'". Albany Democrat-Herald. April 9, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "James L. Huffman Candidate Filing". Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d "James Huffman". Lewis & Clark Law School. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Al King
Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from Oregon
(Class 3)

Succeeded by
Mark Callahan