Former House speaker joins Washington law and lobbying firm

Ohio native John Boehner served nearly 25 years in Congress before resigning last October

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2015 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio announces on Capitol Hill in Washington, that he will resign from Congress at the end of October. The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has gotten so big it just swallowed up the speaker of the House and may threaten the entire Republican Party and Congress itself. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2015 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio announces on Capitol Hill in Washington, that he will resign from Congress at the end of October. The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has gotten so big it just swallowed up the speaker of the House and may threaten the entire Republican Party and Congress itself. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

CINCINNATI (AP) – Former House Speaker John Boehner has a new Washington job, joining a prominent law and lobbying firm.

Washington-based Squire Patton Boggs says the former Republican congressman will be a strategic adviser for clients and focus on global business development for the international law firm. It says Boehner won’t be a lobbyist.

The 66-year-old Ohio native served nearly 25 years in Congress before resigning last October. He is barred by federal law from lobbying for one year.

Boehner was a small businessman after earning a degree in business administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

The firm also will have several longtime Boehner aides on its staff and includes former U.S. Sens. Trent Lott of Mississippi and John Breaux of Louisiana and Boehner’s former Republican House colleague, Jack Kingston of Georgia.

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