I just heard that Jack Kemp has died of cancer. I had only recently learned that he had been diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, and I had been thinking about sending a letter to him.
Kemp had a successful career as an AFL QB with the Buffalo Bills, whom he lead to the 1964 and 1965 AFL championships, winning the 1965 AFL MVP award. He served in Congress from 1971 until 1989, was Secretary of HUD from 1989 until 1993, and was Bob Dole's runningmate in 1996. R.I.P.