ACU to host former congressmen Feb. 16-17

Posted February 11, 2015

ACU’s Department of Political Science is bringing two former members of the U.S. Congress to campus next week.

Congressmen Nick Lampson (D-Texas, 1997-2009) and Dan Miller (R-Fla., 1993-2003) are part of the Congress to Campus event that will take place February 16 and 17 on the Abilene Christian University campus.

Lampson served 42 years as either a candidate or holding a public office. He spent 10 of those years in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Beaumont, Texas and currently has re-established himself in civic and professional life in Southeast Texas. He served on the Committee of Science and Technology, Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Agriculture and many others.

Miller was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992 as the 13th Congressional District of Florida representative. In keeping with his promise of a self-imposed 10-year term limit, Miller retired from Congress in 2003. During his 10 years in the House, Miller served on the House Appropriations Committee, the Budget Committee, was a member of the U.S. Census Bureau during the controversial and successful 2000 census, and was with President George W. Bush on 9/11 at the Booker Elementary School in Sarasota and flew with him on Air Force One.

During their time here, the congressmen will speak to multiple classes at ACU and Abilene High School and a joint meeting of the ACU College Democrats and College Republicans and will meet with student leaders and the Abilene Exchange Club. “The Congress to Campus program is a great opportunity for our students and community to gain a better understanding of the workings of our democracy and particularly its most representative institution,” said Dr. David Dillman, professor of Political Science at ACU.


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