A Representative from New York; born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 13, 1935; B.A., Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif., 1957; United States Army Reserve, 1958-1962 (active duty, 1958); professional football player, 1957-1970; special assistant to the Governor of California, 1967; staff, Republican National Committee, 1969; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1989); was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred First Congress in 1988, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States; United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1989-1993; unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1996; is a resident of Hamburg, N.Y.
Jack F. Kemp has served as a Director since December 1996 and previously served as a Director of Oracle from February 1995 until September 1996. He is the chairman of Kemp Partners, a strategic consulting firm he founded in July 2002. From July 2004 to February 2005, Mr. Kemp was a Co-Chairman of FreedomWorks Empower America, a non-profit grassroots advocacy organization. From January 1993 until July 2004, Mr. Kemp was Co-Director of Empower America, which merged with Citizens for a Sound Economy to form FreedomWorks Empower America. Mr. Kemp served as a member of Congress for 18 years and as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from February 1989 until January 1993. In 1996, Mr. Kemp was the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States. Mr. Kemp also serves as a director of Hawk Corporation, Six Flags, Inc. and Sports Properties Acquisition Corp.