American football player and politician
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About Jack Kemp
During his lifetime, Jack Kemp was one of the most revered American Republican politicians. He served as a New York Congressman in the US House of Representatives and a US Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary. Aside from politics, he also achieved a successful career as a gridiron football star.
Background & Education
The politician and football star was born and raised in Los Angeles. He is an old student of Fairfax High School and Occidental College.
Football Career Highlights
He was a professional football quarterback for thirteen years. He briefly played in the NFL and the Canadian Football League (CFL) but rose to prominence in the American Football League (AFL). In 1965, he was named AFL’s Most Valuable Player after guiding the Buffalo Bills to their second straight championship. He was a founding member of the “AFL Players Association”.
Political Career Highlights
From 1971 until 1989, he served in the US House of Representatives, representing the Suburban Buffalo. Between 1989 and 1993, he was the US Housing Secretary of President George H. W. Bush’s administration.
In the USA's 1996 election, he represented the Republican Party as its vice presidential candidate, campaigning alongside Bob Dole, but, unfortunately, they lost to the Democrats (President Bill Clinton and Vice-president Al Gore.)
He died from cancer aged 73, on May 2, 2009, in Bethesda, Maryland.
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F.A.Q. about Jack Kemp
When is his birthday?
Jack Kemp's birthday is on July 13, 1935.
In how many days is his birthday?
Jack's birthday is in 114 days
How old was Jack when he died?
He was 73 years old.
When did he die?
He died in May 2, 2009.
How old would he be today?
Jack Kemp would be 87 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Jack from?
He was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S..