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Remembering Bob Kemper

in-memoriamOn Monday we told you that longtime Washington political journalist Bob Kemper succumbed to an apparent heart attack over the weekend. He was 53.

Visitation will be held today from 5 – 8pm at Saint Bartholomew Church at 6900 River Road in Bethesda. A mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10am followed by internment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Silver Spring.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Bob Kemper Memorial Fund, set up to help support the education of Bob and Mary’s three children, Ryan, Jack and Grace. Checks can be made payable to the Bob Kemper Memorial Fund and mailed to:

The Bob Kemper Memorial Fund
6100 Welborn Dr.
Bethesda, Md., 20816

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Longtime Washington Political Journo Bob Kemper Passed Away Saturday

in-memoriamOn the night of the annual White House Correspondents’ dinner, longtime Washington political journalist Bob Kemper succumbed to an apparent heart attack. He was 53.

Kemper served as an assistant managing editor for the Washington Examiner, and prior to that, reported on Washington and the White House for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Chicago Tribune.

According to a piece remembering the journalist on WashingtonExaminer.com, “He was one of the few journalists allowed to spend much of Sept. 12, 2001, with President George W. Bush, and he later authored a book on the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Rubble: How the 9/11 Families Rebuilt Their Lives and Inspired America.”

Read the full piece in memory of Kemper here.

We’ll include information on any arrangements when they become available in this post.

 

Washington Examiner Hires New Asst. Managing Editor

In an internal memo sent to staff today, Washington Examiner Editor Stephen Smith announces the hire of Bob Kemper as an assistant managing editor. He’s a former Washington correspondent for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Chicago Tribune.

For the past few years he has been a contributing writer to U.S. News & World Report and NJ.

Read the internal memo after the jump…

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