KEMP, Jack French, (1935 - 2009)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

KEMP, Jack French, a Representative from New York; born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 13, 1935; B.A., Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif., 1957; United States Army Reserve, 1958-1962 (active duty, 1958); professional football player, 1957-1970; special assistant to the Governor of California, 1967; staff, Republican National Committee, 1969; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1989); was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred First Congress in 1988, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States; United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1989-1993; unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1996; died on May 2, 2009, in Bethesda, Md.