A look at the life of Sen. Bob Dole

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THE LIFE OF BOB DOLE: Former Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas served as a congressman and then senator from 1961 to 1996. A veteran of World War II, he was seriously injured in combat and suffered life-long paralysis in his right arm and hand.

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THE LIFE OF BOB DOLE : Former Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas served as a congressman and then senator from 1961 to 1996. A veteran of World War II, he was seriously injured in combat and suffered life-long paralysis in his right arm and hand.

Former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas served as a congressman and then senator from 1961 to 1996. A veteran of World War II, he was seriously injured in combat and suffered life-long paralysis in his right arm and hand. He ran for vice president with Gerald Ford and for the Republican nomination for president twice, winning the nomination in 1996, but lost the election to Bill Clinton. Sen. Robert J. Dole sits outside of his office at the U.S. Capitol, in May 1988.

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Bob Dole Dies: Republican Presidential Nominee And Longtime Senator Was 98 Bob Dole , a longtime elder statesman in the Republican party who was its vice presidential nominee in 1976 and presidential nominee 20 years later, has died. He was 98. The Elizabeth Dole Foundatio… Rest in piss ❤️ they owe for this!

Bob Dole, WWII hero and former Republican presidential candidate, dies at 98BREAKING: Bob Dole , former Republican senator, presidential candidate and World War II hero, dies at age 98. May he rest in peace. He was a good, decent person. Looks like he is the switch that switched Nixon. His soul will make it to me, the to be restored. God RIP. Is it possible the mean spirited posters will refrain for maybe a few minutes ?

Bob Dole, Longtime Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate, Dead at 98“It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep,” the Elizabeth Dole Foundation said in a statement Sunday Norms waiting for you,Bob.

Former U.S. senator, presidential candidate Bob Dole, dies at age 98 Bob Dole , who overcame grievous World War Two combat wounds to become a pre-eminent figure in U.S. politics as a longtime Republican senator from Kansas and his party's unsuccessful 1996 presidential nominee, died on Sunday. He was 98. Rest in Peace Senator Bob Rip BoB

Decorated senator and World War II hero Robert Dole dies at 98Robert Dole served in Congress for decades. He passed away Sunday morning at the age of 98. He was a republican you could respect! So sad..I liked him 😭😭 💔 Bless his family. I had the honor of shaking his hand in middle school during a campaign stop in California.

Bob Dole Dies: Republican Presidential Nominee And Longtime Senator Was 98 Bob Dole , a longtime elder statesman in the Republican party who was its vice presidential nominee in 1976 and presidential nominee 20 years later, has died. He was 98. The Elizabeth Dole Foundatio… Rest in piss ❤️ they owe for this!

+ − Former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas served as a congressman and then senator from 1961 to 1996.Bob Dole , a longtime elder statesman in the Republican party who was its vice presidential nominee in 1976 and presidential nominee 20 years later, has died.earning him two Purple Hearts and two awards of the Bronze Star.The Everly Brothers: 12 Essential Tracks Dole established himself as a strong moderate voice and champion of pragmatism over the course of his career in the Senate.

A veteran of World War II, he was seriously injured in combat and suffered life-long paralysis in his right arm and hand. He ran for vice president with Gerald Ford and for the Republican nomination for president twice, winning the nomination in 1996, but lost the election to Bill Clinton. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, named for his wife, said in a statement that Dole died early Sunday morning in his sleep. Sen. In a letter to his parents at the time, the Army wrote ,"At the present time it would appear that his recovery is somewhat questionable. Robert J.. Dole sits outside of his office at the U. “I used to argue about Vietnam all day [with McGovern],” Dole said in accepting the award, “and then in the evening we would talk about food for poor people.

S. In political and other public appearances in his later years, Dole would often spend hours gripping a pen or some other object in his right hand to signal that he couldn't shake hands on that side and to keep his fingers from splaying. Capitol, in May 1988. Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas served as a congressman and then senator from 1961 to 1996. A veteran of World War II, he was seriously injured in combat and suffered life-long paralysis in his right arm and hand. Dole first entered politics when he returned to school in Kansas after the war in the 1950s, winning a seat for the Kansas state Legislature as a Republican. He ran for vice president with Gerald Ford and for the Republican nomination for president twice, winning the nomination in 1996, but lost the election to Bill Clinton.W.

Sen. Robert J. House of Representatives in 1960. Dole sits outside of his office at the U.S. Capitol, in May 1988. Dole and his wife, Phyllis Holden, with whom he had one daughter, Robin, got divorced. As his competition — most notably House Speaker Newt Gingrich and nativist Pat Buchanan — did its best to move the party further to the right, Dole resisted.

Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Bob Dole, left, and his brother Kenny pose near the rear of their father's 1927 Whippet. Dole was born in Russell, Kansas, and also had two sisters. Like most families, they struggled during the Great Depression. But he butted heads with other politicians, most notably in 1976 when, as then-President Ford's running mate, he. Family photo via AP Bob Dole as a young man in an undated family photo. Dole was a member of the Boy Scouts and played sports. But if there’s anyone who has mistakenly attached themselves to our party in the belief that we are not open to citizens of every race and religion, then let me remind you — tonight this hall belongs to the party of Lincoln.

He also worked as a paperboy and as a soda jerk at the local drugstore. Dole Campaign via AFP/Getty Images Bob Dole began college at the University of Kansas in 1941, but left in the U.S. Army. He graduated from officer school at age 21 and was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division. He was also a huge underdog to Clinton, an incumbent presiding over a roaring economy.

In 1945, during World War II, Dole was critically injured in battle and spent years undergoing rehabilitation. During his recovery, Dole met his first wife, Phyllis Holden, who worked as physical therapist at the Michigan hospital where Dole spent time. They married in June 1948. AP Photo Bob Dole kisses his daughter Robin, born in 1954. While attending law school, Dole won his first political race to become a Kansas State Representative and went on to win a seat in the U. He appeared in an ad.

S. House of Representatives. Dole Campaign via AFP/Getty Images Bob Dole's political life took a toll on his first marriage. The couple divorced in January 1972. He married Elizabeth Hanford on December 6, 1975.

Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images After several terms in the House and Senate, Bob Dole became chairman of the Republican National Committee and then ran as the vice-presidential candidate of the Republican Party with Gerald Ford in the election of 1976. Keystone/Getty Images Gerald Ford appears at an event with Bob Dole, right, and Elizabeth Dole, left, in Kansas City on Aug. 25, 1976. The Ford/Dole ticket lost to Democrats, Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale. Keystone/Getty Images Ronald Reagan, left, and Bob Dole, right, Oct.

28, 1976. Elizabeth Dole would become President Reagan's Secretary of Transportation. Dave Buresh/Getty Images Strom Thurmond, left, and Bob Dole, right, stand together at a press conference on Aug. 1, 1980 in Washington, D.C.

Dole briefly ran for president, but dropped out after being overwhelmed by Ronald Reagan. Diana Walker/Getty Images Bob Dole and his wife Elizabeth Dole attend the Liberty Weekend Gala on July 3, 1986 at Governor's Island in New York City. Ron Galella/Getty Images Bob Dole celebrates his 64th birthday with his daughter Robin. Dole was elected Senate majority leader in 1984 and held the position for 12 years. Terry Ashe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Bob Dole appears during an interview on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on June 3, 1993.

Margaret Norton/NBC via Getty Images Republican presidential candidate Sen. Bob Dole is applauded after addressing a rally on March 14, 1996 in Battle Creek, Mich. Chris Wilkins/AFP/Getty Images In June of 1996, Dole resigned from the Senate to devote his time to a third run for the presidency. Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole arrives at the annual Republican Steak and Oyster Feed in Sacramento, Calif., Oct.

27, 1996. He lost the election to incumbent, Bill Clinton. J. David Ake/AFP/Getty Images Former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, right, reacts after President Bill Clinton presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, during ceremonies at the White House, Jan. 17, 1997.

Clinton honored Dole just months after beating him in the 1996 Presidential election. Joyce Naltchayan/AFP/Getty Images Freshman Sen. Elizabeth Dole rides the Senate train with her husband, former Sen. Bob Dole, on their way to her swearing-in ceremony on the Senate floor in the Capitol in Jan. 2003.

The Washington Post/Getty Images Barack Obama, left, is speaks with Bob Dole, right, on March 2, 2009. The Washington Post/Getty Images Bob Dole speaks during a ceremony where a plaque in his honor was unveiled at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 2011. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Bob Dole is surrounded by fellow World War II veterans at an Interior Department ceremony to dedicate a plaque honoring him at the National World War II Memorial on April 12, 2011 in Washington, D.

C. After his retirement from politics, Dole continued to champion causes benefiting soldiers. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images Bob Dole attends a news conference in the Dirksen Building to urge the Senate to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Washington, D.C. on July 23, 2014.

Tom Williams/Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence,left, with President Donald Trump, center, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former Senator Bob Dole on Capitol Hill, Jan. 17, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Evan Vucci/AP Photo Former Sen. Bob Dole salutes the casket of former President George H.

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