Death of Jack Kemp

July 13, 1935 - May 2, 2009
Bethesda, Maryland | Age 73

Former quarterback and VP nominee, dies at 73
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By MATT APUZZO and CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON -- Jack Kemp, the former pro quarterback who turned fame on the gridiron into a career in national politics and a crusade for lower taxes, has died of cancer at age 73.

Family spokeswoman Marci Robinson said Kemp died shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, surrounded by his family and pastor. Kemp died at his home in Bethesda, Md., in the Washington suburbs, friends said.

Kemp's office announced in...

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