- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Former Democratic Congressman Nick Rahall has joined the board of directors for the World Affairs Council in Washington, D.C.

The council announced Rahall’s addition on Wednesday in a news release. The group also has added former Republican U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.

The nonprofit, nonpartisan group offers a variety of programs and services to teach people about global issues.

Rahall represented southern West Virginia for 19 terms in the U.S. House. He lost to Republican Congressman Evan Jenkins in the 2014 general election.

Rahall will serve on the International Affairs Committee, providing guidance on public programming, including students and teachers.

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