Former Presidential Candidate Bob Dole Dies at 98

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Bob Dole, a former Republican candidate for president, passed away Sunday at the age of 98. With his first wife, Phyllis, they had a daughter Robin who is still alive [1].  Dole died in his sleep.

Family Life

Dole married Phyllis in 1948 and divorced her in 1972. He married Elizabeth in 1975. They had no children.


Bob Dole was born on July 22, 1923, in Russell Kansas. After serving in the United States Army during WWII, he returned to Russell, KS for a legal career [2].  By 1960, he won a seat in the House of Representatives. In 1968, he moved on to win a Senate seat. He ran for President and vice president in 1976, 1980, 1988, and 1996. While a Senator, he served in a number of positions. At one point, he helped defeat President Clinton’s health care plan.

After Public Office

After serving in public office, he served on numerous councils and advisory boards. He was the only former Republican presidential nominee to endorse Donald Trump for office. Dole received a number of honorary degrees throughout his lifetime. In february, 2021, Dole was diagnosed with IV lung cancer. He died from this lung cancer in the morning of December 5, 2021 at the age of 98.



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