Category: Jack Kemp

Jack Kemp, 1935-2009

5 May, 2009 (10:17) | Biography, HUD, Jack Kemp, Obituary, US News |

Restlessness defined Jack Kemp.  So did innovation, particularly on behalf of the underdog.  And feistiness.  (His life is detailed in this New York Times obituary.)   After graduating from a Division III college, normally an athletic platform roughly equivalent to MIT’s, he made it into professional football with the upstart American Football League.  Despite being […]

Jack Kemp’s thoughts on New New Orleans

3 October, 2005 (09:57) | Homeownership, HUD, Jack Kemp, Markets, New Orleans |

A couple of days back, former HUD Secretary Jack Kemp delivered the seventh annual John T. Dunlop lecture, sponsored by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, his speech entitled “An Urban Renaissance for the Gulf.”     Long self-described as both a market Republican and an advocate for the poor, Secretary Kemp was and is […]