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Bob Dole


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1996 Republican President 3828380 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Robert Joseph Dole
Born: July 22, 1923 in Russell, Kansas
Married: Phyllis Holden (m. 1948, div. 1972), Elizabeth Dole (m. 1975)
Child: Robin
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)

1950-1952: Member, Kansas House of Representatives
1952-1960: County Attorney, Russell County [Kansas]
1960-1968: Member, United States House of Representatives [Kansas]
1969–1996: Member, United States Senate [Kansas]
1971-1973: Chairman, Republican National Committee
1976: Vice Presidential Candidate (ran with Gerald Ford)
1980: Primary Candidate for President (Withdrew)
1985-1987: United States Senate Majority Leader
1995-1996: United States Senate Majority Leader
1988: Primary Candidate for President (Lost; 12.91%)
2007: Co-Chair, President's Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors

  • AWARD: Presidential Medal of Freedom (1997) 
  • Elizabeth Dole has served as a Member of the Federal Trade Commission (1973-1976), US Secretary of Transportation (1983-1987), US Secretary of Labor (1989-1990), Pesident of the American Red Cross (1991-1999), a Republican Presidential candidate in 2000, and US Senator [North Carolina] from 2002-Present)
  • Eulogy: "Senator Bob Dole was a war hero, a political leader, and a statesman—with a career and demeanor harkening back to a day when members of the Greatest Generation abided by a certain code, putting country over party. Our thoughts are with Elizabeth and the Dole family." - Barack Obama (Twitter 12/5/2021)