Authentic Connecticut Republican posted reports:
- Member of the US House of Representatives 1971 – 89
- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development 1989 – 93
- Republican vice-presidential candidate 1996
- Jack Kemp was educated at Occidental College, at the University of California at Long Beach, and at Western University.
A former star quarterback for the San Diego Chargers and the Buffalo Bills, Kemp held, at the time of his retirement from professional football, three all-time AFL career records: for 3,055 pass attempts, 1,428 completions, and 21,130 yards gained passing. The Bills permanently retired his number 15. Kemp cofounded the American Football League Players Association and was its president from 1965 to 1970.
Kemp was an ardent supply sider, one of President Reagan’s top economic advisors and co author of the Kemp-Roth tax cuts so identified with the Reagan Presidency. He ran unsuccessfully ran for President in 1988.
Jack Kemp was a 33rd degree Freemason.
WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.
For an in depth more politically slanted account of Jack Kemp’s life see: http://lexingtonlibertarian.blogspot.com/2009/05/jack-kemp-great-american-called-home.html