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English, William Hayden (27 August 1822–07 February 1896), congressman, vice presidential candidate, and historian, was born in Lexington, Indiana, the son of Elisha G. English and Mahala Eastin. Elisha, a landowner and railroad vice president, was a Democrat who served in the Indiana legislature for nearly twenty years and was friends with many important politicians. William benefited from his father’s contacts and status and was influenced by his views....

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Kemp, Jack French (13 July 1935–02 May 2009), professional football player, key conservative in the Reagan revolution, and vice presidential candidate, professional football player, key conservative in the Reagan revolution, and vice presidential candidate, was born in Los Angeles, the third of four sons of Paul Robert Kemp, the founder of a small trucking company, and Frances Elizabeth Pope Kemp, a social worker and Spanish teacher. Kemp grew up in the upper-middle-class Wilshire district of West Los Angeles, graduating from Fairfax High School in 1953. At only five feet ten inches and 175 pounds, he was too small to play quarterback at a Division I school, so he chose Occidental College because it ran a pro-style offense. College teammates remembered Kemp as very tenacious and determined to play professional football. A powerful arm made him a Little All-America standout and small college passing leader. Kemp had no bigger booster than college sweetheart, Joanne Main. They married on 19 July 1958 and would have two boys and two girls. Like their father, Jeff and James Kemp both became professional football quarterbacks....

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Miller, William Edward (22 March 1914–24 June 1983), U.S. congressman and Republican vice presidential nominee, was born in Lockport, New York, the son of Edward J. Miller, a janitor, and Elizabeth Hinch, who ran a millinery shop. He attended the University of Notre Dame from 1931 to 1935. Upon graduating with a B.A. in economics, he entered Union University Law School in Albany, New York, receiving an LL.B. in 1938. After his admission to the New York State bar that same year, Miller was appointed U.S. commissioner for the western district of New York. Soon thereafter, In a case involving a “routine” auto accident, he met Stephanie Wagner. They were married in 1943, a year after he had joined the army. The couple had four children....