Robert Joseph Dole is an American politician and attorney who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 know all about him as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Biography.
|Birthdate||22 July 1923|
|Age (as of 2021)||98 years|
|Place of Birth||Russell, Kansas, United States|
|Spouse/Partner||Elizabeth Dole (m. 1975), Phyllis Holden (m. 1948–1972)|
|Parents||Doran Ray Dole, Bina M. Dole Profiles|
|Education||Washburn University (1952), The University of Arizona (1948–1949), Russell High School (1941), University of Kansas|
|Profession||Former member of the United States Senate|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Robert Joseph Dole was an American politician and attorney who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996. He was the Republican Leader of the United States Senate during the final 11 years of his tenure, including three nonconsecutive years as Senate Majority Leader.He initially supported Jeb Bush in the 2016 Republican primaries, but later became the only former Republican presidential nominee to endorse Donald Trump in the general election. Dole was a member of the advisory council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and special counsel at the Washington, D.C., office of law firm Alston & Bird.On January 17, 2018, Dole was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. He was married to former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina.
Bob Dole Family and Parents
Dole was born on July 22, 1923, in Russell, Kansas, the son of Bina M.and Doran Ray Dole (1901–1975).His father, who had moved the family to Russell shortly before Robert was born, earned money by running a small creamery. One of Dole’s father’s customers was the father of his future Senate colleague Arlen Specter.The Doles lived in a house at 1035 North Maple in Russell and it remained his official residence throughout his political career.Dole graduated from Russell High School in the spring of 1941 and enrolled at the University of Kansas the following fall. Dole had been a star high school athlete in Russell, and Kansas basketball coach Phog Allen traveled to Russell to recruit him to play for the Jayhawks basketball team.
Bob Dole Wife
Dole married Phyllis Holden, an occupational therapist at a veterans hospital, in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1948, three months after they met. Their daughter, Robin, was born on October 15, 1954. Dole and Holden divorced January 11, 1972.Holden died on April 22, 2008.Dole met his second wife, Elizabeth, in 1972. The couple was married on December 6, 1975. They had no children.
Bob Dole Net Worth
Robert Joseph Dole was an American politician and attorney has an estimated Net Worth around $4 Million in 2021.
Dole ran for office for the first time in 1950 and was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives, serving a two-year term.During his term in the Kansas House of Representatives he served on the following committees: Assessment and Taxation, Gas and Oil, Military Affairs and Soldiers Compensation.In 1952, he became the County Attorney of Russell County.
In 1968, Dole defeated former Kansas Governor William H. Avery for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate to succeed retiring Senator Frank Carlson, subsequently being elected. Dole was re-elected in 1974, 1980, 1986, and 1992, before resigning on June 11, 1996, to focus on his Presidential campaign.
While in the Senate, Dole served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1971 to 1973, the ranking Republican on the Agriculture Committee from 1975 to 1978, and the chairman of the Finance Committee from 1981 to 1985.In November 1984, Dole was elected Senate Majority leader, defeating Ted Stevens 28–25, in the fourth round of balloting.
In 1976, Dole ran unsuccessfully for vice president on a ticket headed by President Gerald Ford. Incumbent Vice President Nelson Rockefeller had announced the previous November his retirement from politics, opting against a run for a full term as vice president, and Dole was chosen as Ford’s running mate. Dole stated during the Vice Presidential debate with Walter Mondale, “I figured it up the other day: If we added up the killed and wounded in Democrat wars in this century, it would be about 1.6 million Americans — enough to fill the city of Detroit”.
Dole ran for the 1980 Republican presidential nomination, eventually won by Ronald Reagan. Despite Dole’s national exposure from the ’76 campaign, he finished behind Reagan, George H.W. Bush and four others in Iowa and New Hampshire, receiving only 2.5% and 0.4% of votes cast in those contests, respectively.The 1996 presidential election, despite ending in a loss, opened up numerous opportunities for Dole owing in part to his sense of humor. He engaged in a career of writing, consulting, public speaking, and television appearances. Dole was the first defeated presidential nominee to become a political celebrity.
While Dole endorsed Trump in both 2016 and 2020, in an interview with USA Today conducted for his 98th birthday, Dole said he was “Trumped out”, and that Trump had lost the 2020 election despite his claims to the contrary. “He lost the election, and I regret that he did, but they did”, Dole stated, adding that Trump “never had one bit of fraud in all those lawsuits he filed and statements he made.”