Jack Kemp

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Birthday
13, 1935
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
May 2, 2009 (73)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1935
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
May 2, 2009 (73)

About

New York congressman from 1971 to 1989 who ran for the U.S. Vice Presidency in 1996 on the Republican ticket. He was also the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and a football player who co-founded the AFL Players Association.

Before Fame

He became a record-setting javelin hurler and member of the football team at Occidental College.

Trivia

He was a quarterback in the NFL, serving as captain of both the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills and earning the AFL Most Valuable Player award in 1965 after leading the Bills to a second consecutive championship.

Family Life

His sons Jeff and Jimmy Kemp both pursued professional football careers.

Associated With

He was Housing Secretary under George H.W. Bush.