FORA.tv Speaker - Jack Kemp

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Biography

Jack Kemp is Founder and Chairman of Kemp Partners, a strategic consulting firm which seeks to provide clients with strategic counsel, relationship development, and marketing advice in helping them accomplish business and policy objectives. From January 1993 until July 2004 he was co-director of Empower America, a Washington, D.C.-based public policy and advocacy organization he co-founded with William Bennett and Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick. Mr. Kemp received the Republican Party's nomination for Vice President in August of 1996 and since then has campaigned nationally for reform of taxation, Social Security and education. Prior to founding Empower America, Mr. Kemp served for four years as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He was the author of the Enterprise Zones legislation to encourage entrepreneurship and job creation in urban America and continues to advocate the expansion of home ownership among the poor through resident management and ownership of public and subsidized housing. Before his appointment to the Cabinet, Mr. Kemp represented the Buffalo area and western New York for 18 years in the United States House of Representatives from 1971-1989. He served for seven years in the Republican Leadership as Chairman of the House Republican Conference. Before his election to Congress in 1970, Mr. Kemp played 13 years as a professional football quarterback. He was captain of the San Diego Chargers from 1960-1962. He was also the captain of the Buffalo Bills, the team he quarterbacked to the American Football League Championship in 1964 and 1965, when he was named the league's most valuable player. He co-founded the American Football League Players Association and was five times elected president of that Association. In 2005 Mr. Kemp was recognized by Sporting News as one of the Top 50 Best All Time Quarterbacks.

8 Programs

The Importance of Patriotism in American Politics

07.05.08 | 00:08:59 min | 0 comments

The Value of Dissent and the Efforts of Past Patriots

07.05.08 | 00:03:24 min | 0 comments

America and the Global Economy - The Impact of Free Trade

07.04.08 | 00:05:49 min | 0 comments

America and the Global Economy - Health Care Programs

07.04.08 | 00:06:20 min | 0 comments

America and the Global Economy - Free Trade and NAFTA

07.04.08 | 00:05:20 min | 0 comments

The Symbolism and Tradition Behind American Patriotism

07.04.08 | 00:07:58 min | 0 comments

America and the Global Economy - Presidential Candidates

07.04.08 | 00:10:04 min | 0 comments

America in the World Economy: 2010

07.05.06 | 00:59:04 min | 0 comments