Kemp, Jack.

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1935-07-13
Death 2009-05-02
English

Biographical notes:

Biographical Note

  • 1935, July 13: Born, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1957: B.A., Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1957 - 1969 : Professional football player
  • 1958: Married Joanne Main Served in United States Army
  • 1958 - 1962 : Served in United States Army Reserve
  • 1967: Special assistant to governor of California, Ronald Reagan
  • 1969: Staff member, Republican National Committee
  • 1971 - 1989 : Member, United States House of Representatives; chairman of the House Republican Conference, 1986-1987
  • 1976: Published with Les Aspin, How Much Defense Spending Is Enough? Washington: American Enterprise Institute
  • 1979: Published An American Renaissance: A Strategy for the 1980s. New York: Harper & Row
  • 1984: Published An American Idea: Ending Limits to Growth. Washington: American Studies Center
  • 1989 - 1993 : Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • 1993 - 2004 : Cofounded Empower America, which merged with Citizens of a Sound Economy to form Freedom Works in 2004
  • 1995 - 1996 : Chairman, National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform
  • 1996: Unsuccessful candidate as vice president of the United States Published with Bob Dole, Trusting the People: The Dole-Kemp Plan to Free the Economy and Create a Better America: Balance the Budget, Cut Taxes 15%, Raise Wages. New York: Harper Collins
  • 2001: Cofounded Foundation for the Defense of Democracies to counter terrorist propaganda; chairman from 2001-2007
  • circa 2002 - 2009 : Chairman, Kemp Partners, Inc., consulting firm, Washington, D.C.
  • 2005: Resigned from Freedom Works Cochair, Council on Foreign Relations task force on Russia
  • 2007: Named cochair of Lincoln Bicentennial Cabinet
  • 2009, May 2: Died, Bethesda, Md.
  • 2009, Aug. 12: Posthumously awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

From the guide to the Jack Kemp Papers, 1924-2009, (bulk 1963-1996), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Presidents--United States--Election
  • Political corruption--United States
  • Economic policy--United States
  • Security, International
  • Civil rights
  • Enterprise zones--United States
  • Monetary policy--United States
  • Elections--United States--1988
  • Human rights
  • Arms control
  • Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
  • Nuclear disarmament--United States
  • Education
  • Vice--Presidents--United States--Election
  • Strategic Defense Initiative
  • Elections--United States--1996
  • Conservatism
  • Supply-side economics
  • Nuclear disarmament--Soviet Union
  • Football--United States
  • International relations
  • Taxation--United States
  • Free enterprise--United States
  • Prayer in the public schools
  • Communism
  • Abortion

Occupations:

  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--New York (State)
  • Cabinet officers
  • Football players

Places:

  • California (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Israel (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Vietnam. (as recorded)
  • Central America (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)