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John Spratt

John SprattAKA John McKee Spratt, Jr.

Born: 1-Nov-1942
Birthplace: Charlotte, NC

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from South Carolina, 1983-2011

Military service: US Army (1969-71)

Attorney, banker, and insurance agent elected to US Congress for 14 terms beginning in 1982. Centrist "Blue Dog" Democrat; generally anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights, anti-net neutrality. Supported 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, 1991 Gulf War resolution, 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1997 Kyoto Protocol to address climate change, 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, 2002 Iraq War resolution, 2004 restriction to bankruptcy rules, 2006 Secure Fence Act, 2008 GM/Chrysler bailout, 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, 2010 health care reform; opposed 1998-99 Clinton impeachment, 2005 Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). Lost election in 2010 and succeeded in Congress by Mick Mulvaney.

His brother-in-law, Hugh McColl, was CEO of Bank of America.

[1] First Presbyterian Church, York, SC.

Father: John McKee Spratt (banker-attorney)
Mother: Jane Love Bratton
Sister: Jane Bratton Spratt McColl
Wife: Jane Stacy (three daughters)
Daughter: Susan
Daughter: Sarah
Daughter: Catherine

    High School: York High School, York, SC (1960)
BA History, Davidson College (1964)
    University: MA Philosophy, Oxford University (1966)
    Law School: LLB, Yale Law School (1969)
    Administrator: Board of Visitors, Winthrop College

    US Congressman, South Carolina 5th (1983-2011)
    Bank of Fort Mill President (1973-82)
    Spratt Insurance Agency President (1973-82)
    Spratt, McKeown, and Spratt Partner (1971-82)
    Close Up Foundation Board of Advisors
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    South Carolina Bar
    Meritorious Service Medal
    House Banking Scandal 46 overdrawn checks
    Risk Factors: Obesity

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