Two former members of Congress reflect on their careers in public service, experiences working in Congress and thoughts on the current state of our political institutions.
Glenn English (D-OK)
Glenn English was elected to 10 consecutive terms in the United States House of Representatives beginning in 1974. He represented Oklahoma’s Sixth Congressional District and served of the House Agriculture Committee as well as the Government Operations Committee. He was also named to serve of the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control in 1976 where he Chaired the Task Force On Drug Abuse In The Military.
Peter Roskam (R-IL)
For twenty five years Peter Roskam has held public office, uniquely serving in both the majority and the minority in each of three storied legislative bodies — the US House of Representatives, the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives. He chaired three major subcommittees of the Ways & Means Committee.
Their visit is facilitated by the Stennis Center for Public Leadership, which provides a bipartisan pair of former Representatives to visit universities around the country as part of their Congress to Campus program. This event is sponsored by the Council on Civic Engagement and the Department of Political Science and Policy Studies.