Jack Kemp, best known for his work with supply-side economics and frequent runners-up Bob Dole and the Buffalo Bills, has lost another battle — this one to cancer.

Kemp was a congressman from 1970-88 and served as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the first President Bush. He is probably best known, however, as Bob Dole's 1996 VP nominee. Before all that, though, he was the All-Pro quarterback of the Buffalo Bills, where he led his team to victory in the 1964 and 1965 AFL Championships.

Kemp is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Jack Kemp, star of field and politics, dies at 73 [NY Times]
A salute to Jack Kemp [Shutdown Corner]