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Elizabeth Dole

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Elizabeth Dole

American politician who served in both the Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush presidential administrations, as well as a United States Senator add

Category: Politics

Born in 1936.

Countries: United States (66%), Nevada (6%), North Carolina (6%)

Main connections: Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, United States Senate

Linked to: Republican Party, American Red Cross, Harvard Law School, Harvard Graduate School of Education




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Elizabeth Dole was born in 1936 add something


She graduated in 1958, and followed that with post-graduate work at Oxford in 1959 add something


Although Dole hadn't lived regularly in North Carolina since 1959 and had been a resident of the Washington area for most of the time since the mid-1960s, the state and national Republican establishment quickly cleared the field for her add something


While teaching, she pursued her master's degree in education from Harvard University, which she earned in 1960, followed by a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1965 add something


From 1969 to 1973, Elizabeth Dole served as Deputy Assistant to President Nixon for Consumer Affairs add something


During the 1970s Dole was a self-described member of the Women's Liberation Movement and helped reform laws to ensure equal credit for women add something


Dole first met her future husband, Senator Bob Dole, in the spring of 1972 at a meeting arranged by her boss and mentor, Virginia Knauer add something


They have no children, though she is stepmother to Bob's adult daughter Robin from his first marriage of 24 years, which ended in divorce in 1972 add something


In 1973, Nixon appointed her to a seven-year term on the Federal Trade Commission add something


The couple dated, and she became his second wife on December 6, 1975 in Washington National Cathedral add something


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


She took a leave from her post as a Federal Trade Commissioner for several months in 1976 to campaign for her husband for Vice President of the United States when he ran on the Republican ticket with Gerald Ford add something


She later resigned from the FTC in 1979 to campaign for her husband's 1980 presidential run add something


She served as director of the White House Office of Public Liaison from 1981 to 1983 and as United States Secretary of Transportation from 1983 to 1987 under Ronald Reagan add something


John H. Riley - In 1982, Riley received a Presidential appointment to serve as head of the Federal Railroad Administration from 1983-1989 in the administration of President Ronald W. Reagan under Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole


Roger Cook (graphic designer) - He received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence from president Ronald Reagan and Elizabeth Dole on January 30, 1984 in the Indian Treaty Room of the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Juries under the auspices of the National Endowments chose the thirteen winners of the Federal Design Achievement Awards for the Arts


Dole served as United States Secretary of Labor from 1989 to 1990 under George H. W._Bush; she is the first woman to serve in two different Cabinet positions in the administrations of two Presidents add something


In 1990, Dole tapped former Ronald Reagan Administration official and long-time public safety and health advocate, Roy Clason Jr. as Director of Policy of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to help her spearhead a number of OSHA reforms to better protect America's 91 million workers from workplace injuries and illnesses add something


Dole's husband Bob Dole was the Republican nominee in the US presidential election of 1996 add something


She was the lay leader at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. before joining National Presbyterian Church in 1996 add something


She served until 1999 when she resigned, leaving little doubt she intended to pursue the Presidency of the United States add something


Bernadine Healy - Healy was recruited away from Ohio State to become President and CEO of the American Red Cross in late 1999, succeeding Elizabeth Dole


In July 2000, shortly before the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Bush campaign sources said Elizabeth Dole was on the short list to be named the vice-presidential nominee, along with Michigan Governor John Engler, New York Governor George Pataki, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, and former Missouri Senator John Danforth add something


George Pataki - In July 2000, Pataki's name surfaced on the short list to be the running mate for Republican presidential nominee George W. Bush, along with the names of Governor John Engler of Michigan, Governor Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania, former Senator John Danforth of Missouri, and former U.S. Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina


In late December 2001, Dole shifted her official residency from the Doles' condominium in the Watergate complex to her mother's home in Salisbury, North Carolina to seek election to the U.S. Senate add something


C. Boyden Gray - Former US Secretary of Labor Elizabeth Dole was elected in November 2002 to replace Jesse Helms, who chose to retire rather than seek a sixth term


She served as North Carolina's first female Senator from 2003 to 2009 add something


Louise W. Flanagan - On the recommendation of North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole, Flanagan was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina by President George W. Bush on January 29, 2003 to a seat vacated by James Carroll Fox


In November 2004, following Republican gains in the United States Senate, Dole narrowly edged out Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota for the post of chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee add something


Feminists for Life - The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Act was first introduced into the United States Senate by Elizabeth Dole on November 8, 2005, and into the House of Representatives by Melissa Hart the next day


Dole was replaced as NRSC chair by Senator John Ensign of Nevada following the 2006 midterms add something


In 2007, she sponsored legislation which would have granted federal recognition of a North Carolina Native American tribe, the Lumbee based in Robeson County add something


Kay Hagan - After Hagan first decided not to run against Elizabeth Dole, the Swing State Project announced on October 26, 2007, that two independent sources had reported that Hagan would, in fact, run


In September 2008, Dole joined the Gang of 20, a bipartisan group working towards comprehensive energy reform add something


Mike Easley - Easley declined to run against Elizabeth Dole for her Senate seat in 2008.


Kay Hagan - When Hagan defeated Republican incumbent Elizabeth Dole in the 2008 United States Senate election, she became the first woman to defeat an incumbent woman in a Senate election


Leilani Munter - In March 2008 Münter went to Capitol Hill with the National Wildlife Federation to speak with members of Congress on behalf of the Climate Security Act. During her visit Senator Elizabeth Dole called Münter "a woman on a mission


In 2012 Elizabeth Dole established the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, dedicated to helping caregivers of "wounded warriors add something


In 2014, Dole was inducted into Indiana Wesleyan University's Society of World Changers for her humanitarian public service efforts add something