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Bob Dole

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Bob Dole

American politician who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 and the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1923.

Countries: United States (66%), Kansas (16%), (3%)

Main connections: Kansas, United States Senate, Bill Clinton

Linked to: Party leaders of the United States Senate, Republican Party, Republican National Committee, Washburn University School of Law




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Bob Dole was born in 1923 add something


"'Robert Joseph"' "'Bob"'" "'Dole"' is an American politician who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 and the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969 add something


Dole graduated from Russell High School in the spring of 1941 and enrolled at the University of Kansas the following fall add something


In 1942, Dole joined the United States Army's Enlisted Reserve Corps to fight in World War II add something


In football, Dole played at the end position, earning varsity letters in 1942 and 1944 add something


In April 1945, while engaged in combat near Castel d'Aiano in the Apennine mountains southwest of Bologna, Dole was hit by German machine gun fire in his upper right back and his right arm was badly injured add something


Specter, who was six years younger than Dole and graduated Russell High School in 1947, was not a Dole contemporary although Specter's brother Morton Specter and Dole's brother Kenny Dole were friends add something


Battle Creek, Michigan - Dole married Phyllis Holden, an occupational therapist at a veterans hospital, in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1948 add something


Dole attended the University of Arizona from 1948 to 1951 and earned his degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1952 add something


Dole ran for office for the first time in 1950 and was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives, serving a two-year term add something


After graduating from law school at Washburn University in Topeka, he was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in his hometown of Russell in 1952 add something


Also in 1952 Dole became the County Attorney of Russell County, serving in that position for eight years add something


Their daughter, Robin, was born in 1954 add something


Dole was initiated as a Freemason of Russell Lodge No. 177, Russell, Kansas on April 19, 1955 add something


In 1960, Dole was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Kansas' 6th Congressional District, located in central Kansas add something


In 1962, his district was merged with the 3rd District in western Kansas to form the 1st Congressional District, a huge 60-county district that soon became known as the "Big First add something


In 1968, Dole defeated Kansas Governor William H. Avery for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate to succeed retiring Senator Frank Carlson, subsequently being elected add something


Dole's first speech in the Senate in 1969 was a plea for federal aid for the handicapped add something


While in the Senate, Dole served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1971 until 1973, the ranking Republican on the Agriculture Committee from 1975 to 1978, and the ranking Republican on the Finance Committee from 1979 to 1980 add something


Dole was re-elected in 1974, 1980, 1986, and 1992, before resigning on June 11, 1996 to focus on his Presidential campaign add something


Dole would win re-election in 1974 by only a few thousand votes, having in the end graphically painted Roy as pro-abortion add something


William R. Roy - He was not a House candidate in 1974 for reelection, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in that year; in a bitter race, he lost to Bob Dole only by a few thousand votes


In 1976, Dole ran unsuccessfully for Vice President on a ticket headed by President Gerald Ford add something


In the 1976 presidential election he was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President and incumbent President Gerald Ford's running mate add something


The span of 20 years between his participation in the 1976 vice-presidential debate and the 1996 presidential debates, is the longest for any candidate since televised debates in presidential election years were instituted in 1960 add something


George H. W. Bush - Bush was again passed over for the vice presidency by Ford when the President chose Bush's future presidential rival Senator Bob Dole to replace Vice President Rockefeller on the 1976 presidential ticket


Elizabeth Dole - She is married to former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, 1976 Republican vice-presidential nominee and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole


Tom Brinkman - While a student at GWU, he worked in the office of Senator Bob Dole of Kansas from 1977 to 1979


Dole ran for the 1980 Republican Presidential nomination, eventually won by Ronald Reagan add something


When the Republicans took control of the Senate after the 1980 elections, Dole became chairman of the Finance Committee in 1981, serving until 1985 add something


In March 1980, Dole urged former President Ford to jump into the race as a stop-Reagan candidate add something


Ed Bethune - Bethune, a member of the House Budget and Banking Committee, charged that the 1982 tax hikes were of questionable constitutionality because they originated in the Senate Finance Committee, under chairman Robert J. Dole of Kansas, rather than in the House, as required by the United States Constitution


Jack Kemp - During the 1984 Convention, with Trent Lott as Republican Party Platform Committee Chairman, Congressmen Kemp and Newt Gingrich claimed control of the party platform to the consternation of G.O.P. senators Bob Dole and Howard Baker


James A. McClure - In 1984 McClure ran for Senate Majority Leader, but was defeated by Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, who three years earlier had led the intraparty opposition to the Helms-McClure position on reinstating the purchase requirement for food stamps


From 1985, when Howard Baker of Tennessee retired, until his resignation from the Senate, Dole was the leader of the Senate Republicans, serving as Majority Leader from 1985 until 1987 and again from 1995 to 1996 add something


Dole served as Minority Leader from 1987 to 1995 add something


Viewed by many as a micromanager who could not effectively oversee a presidential campaign while serving as a senator, he did not hire a full-time campaign manager, former TN Senator Bill Brock, until the fall of 1987, well after Bush's team had been in place add something


Bill Brock - Brock resigned his cabinet post in late 1987 to become the campaign manager for Senator Bob Dole's presidential campaign


Dole made a more serious bid in 1988, formally announcing his candidacy in Russell, Kansas, on November 9, 1987 add something


Senate bean soup - In a speech on the Senate floor in 1988, Bob Dole recounted the response to the crisis: "Somehow, by the next day, more beans were found and bowls of bean soup have been ladled up without interruption ever since


On January 18, 1989, Dole was presented with the Presidential Citizens Medal by President Reagan add something


Jack Anderson (columnist) - To demonstrate the threat of terrorism within the U.S. Capitol, in 1989, Anderson brought a gun to an interview in the office of Senate minority leader Bob Dole


Paruyr Hayrikyan - In 1990, following pressure of a group of United States senators led by Bob Dole, Mikhail_Gorbachev restored Hayrikyan's citizenship and allowed him to return


Joe Biden - Biden wrote an amendment in 1992 to compel the Bush administration to arm the Bosnians, but deferred in 1994 to a somewhat softer stance preferred by the Clinton administration, before signing on the following year to a stronger measure sponsored by Bob Dole and Joe Lieberman.


David Twersky (Skverer Rebbe) - In 1992, New Square voted 822 for President George Bush to 93 for Bill Clinton, in 1996 it supported President Clinton over Bob Dole, 1,110 to 31


Tim Holden - W. Bush in 1992, Bob Dole in 1996 and George W. Bush in 2000), but Holden was re-elected four times without serious opposition.


Steve Kroft - Two of Kroft's stories in 1994, a profile of Senator Bob Dole and an exposé on the Cuban government's quarantine policy for people infected with AIDS, won Emmy awards


J. C. Watts - In 1995, Watts was named national co-chairman for the presidential campaign of Republican Bob Dole


Pulp Fiction - In a widely covered speech on May 31, 1995, Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole attacked the American entertainment industry for peddling "nightmares of depravity"


Arlen Specter - On November 23, 1995, before the start of the primaries, Specter suspended his campaign to endorse Kansas Senator Bob Dole


Dole was defeated, as pundits had long expected, by Bill Clinton in the 1996 election add something


Dole was the early front runner for the GOP nomination in the 1996 presidential race add something


In the presidential election of 1996 he was the Republican nominee for President against incumbent Bill Clinton add something


On June 11, 1996, Dole resigned his seat to focus on the campaign, saying he was either heading for "The White House or home" add something


Robert Dold - Burgeson and Dold had previously worked together on Sen. Bob Dole's 1996 Presidential campaign


Herman Cain - Cain was a senior economic advisor to the Bob Dole presidential campaign in 1996


Elizabeth Dole - Dole's husband Bob Dole was the Republican nominee in the US presidential election of 1996


Matt Drudge - Drudge first received national attention in 1996 when he broke the news that Jack Kemp would be Republican Bob Dole's running mate in the 1996 presidential election


John Kasich - During the 1996 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Bob Dole was reported to have considered Kasich as a vice presidential running mate but instead selected Jack Kemp, a former congressman and HUD Secretary


Adrian Cronauer - He is a "lifelong card-carrying Republican," having taken an "active role" in both Bob Dole's 1996 and George W. Bush's 2004 Presidential campaigns


Samuel David Moore - He released "I'm a Dole Man" in 1996, with the "Soul Man" lyrics rewritten, for Presidential candidate Bob Dole to play at voter rallies


Jack Kemp - He was the Republican Party's nominee for Vice President in the 1996 election, where he was the running mate of presidential nominee Bob Dole


Mark Helprin - In 1996 he served as a foreign policy advisor and speechwriter to presidential candidate Bob Dole


Ashwin Madia - In 1996, Madia was a supporter of Republican Senator Bob Dole in his bid for the White House against president Bill Clinton


George Voinovich - In 1996, Voinovich was the first governor to endorse U.S. Senator Robert J. Dole's bid for the Republican Presidential nomination


Dan Lungren - In 1996, he was considered as a possible Vice Presidential candidate to run with Republican nominee Bob Dole.


Raymond Gruender - In 1996, he was the Missouri state campaign director for Bob Dole's president campaign


William R. Roy - In a 1996 interview with PBS, he explained his decision to seek election to the Senate, saying, "I was far from an admirer of Bob Dole, I'll tell you that


John McCain - In the 1996 presidential election, McCain was again on the short list of possible vice-presidential picks, this time for Republican nominee Bob Dole


Oleg Deripaska - Lobbying on his behalf had been done by former Senate Republican leader and 1996 presidential candidate Bob Dole and his Alston & Bird law partners, Senate records show


Scott O'Grady - O'Grady is an active Republican, having spoken at the 1996 Republican convention in support of Bob Dole


Eddie Rabbitt - Rabbitt was a registered Republican and "with pleasure" gave permission to Senator Bob Dole to use his song "American Boy" during Dole's 1996 presidential campaign


Dana Priest - This prompted President George W. Bush to appoint former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 Presidential Candidate Sen. Bob Dole and former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala to oversee the process of healthcare for wounded soldiers


Irvine Welsh - U.S. Senator Bob Dole decried its supposed moral depravity and glorification of drug use during the 1996 presidential campaign, although he admitted that he had not actually seen the film


Trainspotting (film) - US Senator Bob Dole accused it of moral depravity and glorifying drug use during the 1996 US presidential campaign, although he later admitted that he had not seen the film


Thad Cochran - In June 1996, Cochran ran for the post of Senate Majority Leader to succeed Republican Bob Dole, who had resigned from the Senate to concentrate on his presidential campaign


Dole guest-starred as himself on NBC's Brooke Shields sitcom "Suddenly Susan" in January 1997 add something


Then, on January 17, 1997, President Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his service in the military and his political career add something


Mrs. Dole ran unsuccessfully for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2000 and was elected to the United States Senate in 2002, to succeed the retiring Republican Jesse Helms add something


In 2001, Dole, at age 77, was treated successfully for an abdominal aortic aneurysm by vascular surgeon Kenneth Ouriel add something


The Institute, which opened in July 2003 to coincide with Dole's 80th birthday, has featured such notables as former President Bill Clinton and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani add something


Dole received the American Patriot Award in 2004 for his lifelong dedication to America and his service in World War II. add something


On June 28, 2004, Dole was named 'Shining Star of Perseverance' by the Assurant Employee Benefits WillReturn Council add something


On September 18, 2004, Dole offered the inaugural lecture to dedicate the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service at which Dole chronicled his life as a public servant as well as discussed the importance of public service in terms of defense, civil rights, the economy, and in daily life add something


In December 2004, he had a hip-replacement operation, which required him to receive blood thinners add something


Judith Miller (journalist) - On September 17, 2005, the "Washington Post" reported that Miller had received a "parade of prominent government and media officials" during her first 11 weeks in prison, including visits by former U.S. Republican Senator Bob Dole, NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, and John R. Bolton, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations


In 2007, Dole joined fellow former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, and George Mitchell to found the Bipartisan Policy Center, a non-profit think tank that works to develop policies suitable for bipartisan support add something


In 2007, President George W. Bush appointed Dole as a co-chair of the commission to investigate problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, along with Donna Shalala, a former member of the Clinton cabinet add something


However, she lost her seat in 2008, a heavily Democratic year, to Kay Hagan add something


In 2009, he was hospitalized for an elevated heart rate and sores on his leg for which he underwent a successful skin graft procedure add something


In February 2010, he was hospitalized for pneumonia after undergoing knee surgery add something


Dole was released from the hospital in November 2010 add something


However, in January 2011, Dole was readmitted to Walter Reed Hospital and spent about six days there, being treated for a fever as well as a minor infection add something


On January 26, 2012, Dole issued a letter critical of Newt Gingrich, focusing on Dole's and Gingrich's time working together on Capitol Hill add something


Dole was hospitalize in the latter part November 2012, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid add something


On December 4, 2012, Dole made an appearance on the Senate floor to advocate ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities add something


Republican Party (United States) - The Republican party's candidate for President in 2012 lost to President Barack Obama, the fifth time in six elections the Republican candidate received fewer votes than his democratic counterpart has inspired some republicans to speak out against their own party; former Senator Bob Dole said, "today's GOP members are too conservative and overly partisan


In early 2014 Dole began a reunion tour to his home state of Kansas, in which he intends to visit each of the state's 105 counties add something


On September 30, 2015, the National Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial honored former Senator Bob Dole with the organization's Survivor's Gratitude award in the category of "Hero of Responsibility and Principle" for his tireless efforts in raising attention to the Armenian Genocide and its victims add something


Although Dole has publicly endorsed Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential elections, he supports Donald Trump as the most likely candidate, referring to himself as "a big Trump supporter", believing that he is the candidate most likely to succeed in compromising add something


On Friday, May 6, 2016, Senator Dole endorsed Donald J. Trump, the Republican Presumptive Nominee, for President add something


On May 13, 2016, Dole was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts in Leadership at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas add something


However, Dole was still alive in August 2017, when he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal add something


In September 2017, Dole was hospitalized at Walter Reed for low blood pressure add something


In January 2018, Dole was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his service to the nation as a "soldier, legislator and statesman add something


On January 17, 2018, Dole was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal add something


On January 17, 2018, Dole was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his service to the nation as a "soldier, legislator and statesman add something


However, Dole is still alive as of 2019, over two decades since the election add something