Former US Rep Spratt to lecture at Winthrop

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Spratt is joining Winthrop University to become a visiting professor.

Spratt will be the school’s Visiting Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Leadership this fall. He will help teach a political science course about national security policy and deliver a series of lectures drawn from his experiences.

The Democrat was chairman of the House Budget Committee and a member of the House Armed Services Committee during his 28 years in the U.S. House. Spratt was beaten by Republican Mick Mulvaney in 2010.

Spratt says he is looking forward to talking to students about his work and hearing about their plans for the future.

Spratt will be part of Winthrop’s John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy, which is named for a former South Carolina governor.

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