Yesterday CESJ and the Just Third Way movement learned of the death of our friend and fellow Second American revolutionary Kemp Harshman, Esq. Kemp died of cancer at his mother's home in Indianapolis, Indiana at 7:30 am EST.
We first met with Kemp on April 28, 1992. He quickly became one of our most valuable CESJ members, serving on the executive committee of CESJ's board of directors, and as pro bono CESJ General Counsel.
Mr. Harshman, a lawyer and entrepreneur, was a CESJ volunteer and member of the executive committee. He was President of the Clarendon Foundation, a non-profit educational organization based in Arlington, Virginia. Its current projects include assisting schools and colleges in obtaining instructional television broadcast licenses, broadcasting educational programming on wireless cable systems, organizing a communications cooperative for educational institutions and nonprofit organizations, creating closed captioned databases on the Internet of Congressional floor debates and hearings for the public, producing an educational television program for the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and rewiring low and moderate income housing for the information highway. Mr. Harshman, who conceived the "History Channel" later sold to Arts and Entertainment (A&E) TV, was Project Manager of CESJ's "Wireless Cable TV" project which provides justice-based educational television programming and advanced telecommunications technology to schools and other consumers in remote areas.
Kemp worked in the capacities of executive officer, legal counsel and analyst for organizations including the President's Council on Environmental Quality, the Reagan-Bush Committee National Headquarters, the Lugar for Senate Committee, the American Management Association, and management consulting firms involved with technology transfer and technical-legal aspects of new product development. Mr. Harshman was a member of the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. He served from 1986-92 as legal counsel for the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution. Mr. Harshman received his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Michigan Law School and his Masters of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan. He was a recipient of CESJ's Soldier of Justice Award.
Kemp's many contributions to the mission of CESJ and his always positive advice are permanently etched into the history of CESJ and in all our hearts. There will never be another Kemp. We lost a brother.