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Jack Kemp is no more

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Dilunga, May 3, 2009.

  1. Dilunga

    Dilunga JF-Expert Member

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    Jack Kemp, one-time VP nominee, dies

    Ex-quarterback and congressman was diagnosed with cancer



    WASHINGTON - Jack Kemp, the ex-quarterback, congressman, one-time vice-presidential nominee and self-described "bleeding-heart conservative" died Saturday.

    His spokeswoman Bona Park and longtime friend and former campaign adviser Edwin J. Feulner confirmed that Kemp died after a lengthy illness.

    Kemp had announced in January 2009 that he had been diagnosed with cancer. He said he was undergoing tests but gave no other detail.

    Kemp, a former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, represented western New York for nine terms in Congress, leaving the House for an unsuccessful presidential bid in 1988.

    Eight years later, after serving a term as President George H.W. Bush's housing secretary, he made it onto the national ticket as Bob Dole's running-mate.

  2. BAK

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    Rest in peace