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Former Congress members to visit ACU, speak about public service

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March 10, 2005

Two former members of the United States House of Representatives will visit Abilene Christian University March 14-15 as part of the Congress to Campus Program, which encourages university students to pursue public service careers.

Harold L. Volkmer and Robert W. Daniel, Jr. will speak to several ACU classes and other student and community organizations in Abilene. On Monday and Tuesday, Volkmer and Daniel will visit political science and journalism and mass communication classes, attend Chapel, and meet with student groups, individual students and ACU faculty.

Harold L. Volkmer, a Democrat from the Ninth District of Missouri, served ten terms in the United States House of Representatives representing a 21-county area in northeast Missouri. Volkmer also worked in private law practice, as a prosecuting attorney, as assistant attorney general for Missouri, and as chairman of the National Commission on Small Farms.

Robert W. Daniel, Jr. is a Republican who served five terms, from 1972-80, representing the Fourth District in the southeast part of Virginia. Daniel also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, taught economics at the University of Richmond Business School, served in the U.S. Army, and owned and operated Brandon, a major agricultural enterprise in Southern Virginia.

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