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Encyclopedia > Jack Kemp
Jack Kemp Jr.


In office
February 13, 1989 – January 19, 1993
Preceded by Samuel Pierce
Succeeded by Henry Cisneros

Born July 13, 1935 (1935-07-13) (age 72)
Los Angeles, California
Political party Republican
Profession Professional American football player; Politician
Jack Kemp
Date of birth July 13, 1935 (1935-07-13) (age 72)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Position(s) Quarterback
College Occidental
Jersey Number 15
Career highlights
AFL All-Star 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963,
1964, 1965, 1966, 1968
Awards 1965 AFL MVP
Honors Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame
Stats
Statistics
Teams
1957
1959
1960
1961–1962
1963–1969
NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
CFL Calgary Stampeders
AFL Los Angeles Chargers
AFL San Diego Chargers
AFL Buffalo Bills

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Kemp was born, raised and educated in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of Occidental College, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Occidental College, located in Los Angeles, California, is a small private coeducational liberal arts college. ... ATΩ (Alpha Tau Omega) is an American fraternity. ...

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Football career

Kemp began his professional football career in 1957 when he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 17th round of the NFL Draft. After one NFL season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and being under contract (taxi squad) to the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers (as well as playing one game for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, which made him ineligible for the NFL in 1959), Kemp signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Chargers of the AFL. Kemp won two American Football League Western Division championships with the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers before being picked up by the Buffalo Bills. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... “Steelers” redirects here. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... For the defunct hockey team, see Calgary Stampeders (hockey) The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... “CFL” redirects here. ... The San Diego Chargers are a National Football League team based in San Diego, California. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when all of its teams were absorbed into the National Football League (NFL). ... “Chargers” redirects here. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


It was at this time that Kemp received a draft notice for service in the Vietnam War. He received a waiver because of a stated "knee problem". He led Buffalo to three straight Eastern Division titles and two American Football League championships, in 1964 and 1965, throwing to receivers Elbert Dubenion and Ernie Warlick. Kemp was the first 3,000 yard passer in the American Football League (1960, 14-game schedule) and the league's Most Valuable Player in 1965. He had the most career passes attempted, most completions and most yards gained passing in the history of the American Football League. Elbert Dubenion (nicknamed Duby or Golden Wheels) (born 1933) was an American football wide receiver. ... Ernest Ernie Warlick (born July 21, 1932 in Washington, D.C.) was an American football tight end from North Carolina Central University and was a three time All-Canadian Football League player before joining the Buffalo Bills in 1962. ... During its ten-year existence (1960 - 1969), the American Football Leagues best player for each year was called the Most Valuable Player by some sports-news sources and the Player of the Year by others. ...


Kemp was an American Football League All-Star seven consecutive years and for eight of the league's ten years, and the only AFL quarterback to be a starter all ten years. Kemp co-founded the American Football League Players Association with Tom Addison of the Boston Patriots, and was elected its president five times. He was one of only twenty players who were in the American Football League for its entire ten-year existence. He advocated recognition of the league, and in its last year, 1969, lobbied Pete Rozelle to have AFL teams wear an AFL patch to honor it. The Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL include American Football League All-Star Games in their statistics for Pro Bowls. From 1961 through 1969, the AFL East All-Stars played the AFL West All-Stars, with the exception of 1965, when an AFL All-Star team played the... Tom Addison (born 1936, Lancaster, South Carolina) is a professional American football linebacker (1960 — 1967) and sports labor leader, and is a member of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. ... The New England Patriots are a National Football League team based in Foxboro, Massachusetts Founded: 1960, as a charter American Football League member. ... Alvin Ray Pete Rozelle (March 1, 1926–December 6, 1996) was the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. ... During the entire 1969 professional football season, all NFL players wore a shoulder patch on their uniforms, reading 50 NFL. American Football League fans petitioned the AFL owners to have their players wear a patch commemorating the leagues ten years, especially since it was the AFLs final year. ...


Political career

Kemp represented the Buffalo, New York region in the United States House of Representatives from 1971 to 1989. Kemp was considered a front runner for the vice presidency at the 1980 Republican National Convention, and received 43 votes conservatives who were apposed to George Bush. Kemp, along with Republican congressman David Stockman of Michigan, wrote a memorandum to president-elect Ronald Reagan in 1980 that outlined an economic plan that would become the foundation for Reaganomics. In 1988 he ran unsuccessfully for the Republican Presidential nomination, and subsequently served as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1989 to 1993 under President George H. W. Bush. Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State County Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1980 Republican National Convention was held in july,1980 in Detroit, Michigan ... People George W. Bush (born 1946), 43rd (and current) President of the United States (2001–present) and son of George H. W. Bush George H. W. Bush (born 1924), 41st President of the United States (1989–1993) and father of George W. Bush George P. Bush (born 1976), son of... David Alan Stockman (born November 10, 1946) is a former U.S. politician and businessman, serving as U.S. Representative from the state of Michigan 1977-1981 and as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 1981-1985. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan, (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967 – 1975). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is the head of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, concerned with The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ...


Kemp was the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee in 1996, running alongside Senator Bob Dole. Kemp was seen as a means to attract conservative and libertarian-minded voters like those of tough nomination-challengers Steve Forbes and Pat Buchanan. As is usually the case with vice presidential nominees, this did not have as much impact as hoped. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... § Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) was a United States Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996, serving part of that time as United States Senate Majority Leader. ... Malcolm Stevenson Steve Forbes Jr. ... Patrick Joseph Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American politician, author, syndicated columnist, and broadcaster. ...


Post-political life

Although mentioned as a possible 2000 presidential candidate, Kemp did not run, instead endorsing eventual winner George W. Bush. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Kemp also started the free market advocacy group Empower America, which later merged with Citizens for a Sound Economy to form Freedom Works, but resigned as Co-Chairman of Freedom Works in March 2005 after he was questioned by the FBI about his ties to Samir Vincent, a Northern Virginia oil trader implicated in the U.N. Oil-for-food scandal who pled guilty to four criminal charges stemming from the scandal, including illegally acting as an unregistered lobbyist of the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein. [1] A free market is an idealized market, where all economic decisions and actions by individuals regarding transfer of money, goods, and services are voluntary, and are therefore devoid of coercion and theft (some definitions of coercion are inclusive of theft). Colloquially and loosely, a free market economy is an economy... An advocacy group, interest group or lobbying group is a group, however loosely or tightly organized, doing advocacy: those determined to encourage or prevent changes in public policy without trying to be elected. ... Empower America is a conservative think tank and grassroots organization led by former football player and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Jack Kemp. ... Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) is a conservative political group operating in the United States, whose self-described mission is to fight for less government, lower taxes, and less regulation. ... FreedomWorks is a non-partisan conservative non-profit organization based in Washington D.C. with over 850,000 grassroots activists. ... The Oil-for-Food Programme was established by the United Nations in 1996 to allow Iraq to sell oil on the world market in exchange for food, medicine and the like. ... Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ...


His legacy includes the Kemp-Roth Tax Cut of the 1980s, also known as the first of the two "Reagan tax cuts." He also served at a Distinguished Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute where he wrote regularly on economic and regulatory issues. The Kemp-Roth Tax Cut (officially the Economic Recovery Tax Act, or ERTA) of 1981 reduced marginal income tax rates in the United States by approximately 25% over three years (the top rate falling to 50% from 70% while the bottom rate dropped to 11% from 14%) and indexed them... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan, (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981 – 1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967 – 1975). ... The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is a neoliberal think tank based in Washington DC. It calls itself a non-profit, non-partisan research and advocacy institute dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government. ...


Kemp is the founder and chairman of Kemp Partners, a strategic consulting firm helping clients achieve both business and public policy goals. He also serves on the board of directors at InPhonic (a position he has held since 2002), the Oracle Corporation, IDT, and the Hawk Corporation. InPhonic Inc (NASDAQ: INPC) is a company that sells wireless services and devices online, both through its e-commerce site Wirefly and through private labeled websites it creates and manages for online retailers. ... Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is one of the major companies developing database management systems (DBMS), tools for database development, middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software. ...


In 2006 Kemp, along with another unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate, John Edwards, co-chaired the Council on Foreign Relations task force on Russia, producing a document called Russia’s Wrong Direction: What the United States Can and Should Do. Johnny Reid John Edwards[1] (born June 10, 1953), is an American politician who was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004 and a one-term U.S. Senator from North Carolina. ... The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an influential and independent, nonpartisan foreign policy membership organization founded in 1921 and based at 58 East 68th Street (corner Park Avenue) in New York City, with an additional office in Washington, D.C. Through its membership, meetings, and studies, it has been...


Views on soccer

Kemp has been a joking opponent of soccer. In 1986 on the House floor, Kemp famously proclaimed "I think it is important for all those young out there — who someday hope to play real football, where you throw it and kick it and run with it and put it in your hands — [that] a distinction should be made that football is democratic capitalism, whereas soccer is a European socialist sport." Kemp says he based his speech on one of George Carlin's classic comedy routines on the differences between baseball and football. Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... George Dennis Carlin (born May 12, 1937 in New York, New York)[2] is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Kemp has since 'changed' his position on soccer and endorsed it as a sport, although he says it is still a "boring game".


See also

The following is a list of players that played for the 1960-1969 American Football League. ...

References

  • Clinton, Bill (2005). My Life. Vintage. ISBN 1-4000-3003-X.
  • Foer, Franklin (2004). How Soccer Explains the World. Harper.
  • Lodge, George (2000). "The Reagan Plan". Harvard Business School 9-381-173.

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Preceded by
Richard D. McCarthy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 39th congressional district

1971–1973
Succeeded by
James F. Hastings
Preceded by
James F. Hastings
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 38th congressional district

1973–1983
Succeeded by
District 38 eliminated as a result of the 1980 Census
Preceded by
Donald J. Mitchell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st congressional district

1983–1989
Succeeded by
L. William Paxon
Preceded by
Samuel R. Pierce
United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
1989 – 1993
Succeeded by
Henry Cisneros
Preceded by
Dan Quayle
Republican Party Vice Presidential candidate
1996 (lost)
Succeeded by
Dick Cheney
Preceded by
Gino Cappelletti
American Football League MVP
1965
with Paul Lowe
Succeeded by
Jim Nance
New title
New team created
San Diego Chargers Starting Quarterback
19601962
Succeeded by
John Hadl

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Jack Kemp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (574 words)
Jack Kemp began his professional football career in 1957 when he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 17th round of the NFL Draft.
Jack Kemp was an American Football League All-Star six consecutive years and for seven of the league's ten years, and the only AFL quarterback to be a starter all ten years.
Jack Kemp has since 'changed' his position on soccer and endorsed it as a sport, although he says it is still a "boring game".
Online NewsHour: Biography of Jack Kemp (435 words)
Kemp also serves as a Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity, the Opportunities Industrialization Centers, and was most recently elected to the Board of the Prestigious Howard University.
Kemp represented the Buffalo area and Western New York for nine terms in the United States House of representatives from 1971-1989.
Kemp is married to the former Joanne Main.
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