Kemp, Jack.

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  • 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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn White House Office of Appointments and Scheduling Files. 1989 - 1993. Presidential Daily Diary and Presidential Daily Backup Materials. 1/20/1989 - 1/20/1993. President's Daily Diary Entry, January 22, 1991
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers. 1964 - 1996. Jack Kemp's Daily Schedules Files
referencedIn Paul Gann Archive, 1978-1986 California State Library
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers. 1964 - 1996. Jack Kemp's Travel Files
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 1931 - 2003. Main Photographic Print File of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
referencedIn Terry Sanford Papers, 1926-1996 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn White House Office of Appointments and Scheduling Files. 1989 - 1993. Presidential Daily Diary and Presidential Daily Backup Materials. 1/20/1989 - 1/20/1993. President's Daily Diary Entry, January 16, 1990
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers. 1964 - 1996. Jack Kemp's Appointment Files
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers. 1964 - 1996. Betty Ubbins' Administrative Files
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers, 1924-2009, (bulk 1963-1996) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Carlos Federico Diaz Alejandro Papers, 1957-1985. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers. 1964 - 1996. Jack Kemp's Books Files
referencedIn 8/6/81, Pres. Anwar Sadat and Rep. Jim Wright (T-30123) Jimmy Carter Library
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers. 1964 - 1996. Sharon Zelaska's Subject Files
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers. 1964 - 1996. Jack Kemp's Chronological Files
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers. 1964 - 1996. Jack Kemp's Recommendation Files
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 574
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers. 1964 - 1996. Jack Kemp's Alphabetical Files
referencedIn Records, 1986-1990 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers. 1964 - 1996. Betty Ubbins' Financial Files
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers. 1964 - 1996. Jack Kemp's Travel Schedule Files
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 1931 - 2003. Central Photograph Files
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Jack Kemp Papers. 1964 - 1996. William A. Dal Col's Travel Files
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 1931 - 2003. HUD Photographic Print File Card Index
referencedIn William Safire Papers, 1949-2009 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Records, 1976-2005 (inclusive), 1978-2004 (bulk) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Democratic Socialists of America Audiocassette Collection, 1976-1996 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
Jack Kemp Papers
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Football League. corporateBody
associatedWith American Football League. Players Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Arnett, Grace-Marie. person
correspondedWith Backlin, James P. person
correspondedWith Baker, James Addison, 1930- person
associatedWith Brunette, Mary Shannon, 1960- person
associatedWith Buffalo Bills (Football team) corporateBody
correspondedWith Buoniconti, Nicholas Anthony, 1940- person
correspondedWith Bush, George, 1924- person
correspondedWith Cheney, Richard B. person
correspondedWith Clinton, Bill, 1946- person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Socialists of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Díaz Alejandro, Carlos Federico. person
correspondedWith Dobson, James C., 1936- person
correspondedWith Durant, William Clark, 1949- person
associatedWith Empower America (Organization) corporateBody
correspondedWith Fahrenkoph, Frank J. person
correspondedWith Falwell, Jerry person
associatedWith Fuerza Democrática Nicaragüense. corporateBody
associatedWith Gann, Paul, 1912-1989 person
associatedWith Gore, Albert, 1948- person
associatedWith Harvard Law School Republicans corporateBody
associatedWith Kemp family. family
correspondedWith Kristol, Irving person
correspondedWith Lott, Trent, 1941- person
associatedWith Mueller, John D. person
associatedWith National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 person
correspondedWith Reagan, Ronald person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
correspondedWith Rozelle, Pete person
associatedWith Safire, William, 1929-2009 person
correspondedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
correspondedWith Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998 person
correspondedWith Secchia, Peter F., 1937- person
correspondedWith Shula, Don, 1930- person
correspondedWith Shultz, George Pratt, 1920- person
associatedWith Soviet Union. Treaties, etc. United States, 1987 December 8. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Bipartisan Commission on Central America. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wanniski, Jude, 1936- person
correspondedWith Weber, Vin person
correspondedWith Wilson, Ralph C., 1918- person
correspondedWith Women's Economic Round Table corporateBody
associatedWith Zelaska, Sharon. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California
Soviet Union
Israel
United States
Europe
Vietnam.
Central America
New York (State)
Subject
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
Occupation
Representatives, U.S. Congress--New York (State)
Cabinet officers
Football players
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Birth 1935-07-13

Death 2009-05-02

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