Longtime Kansas Sen. Bob Dole, 98, passed away on Sunday. He announced in February he received treatment for stage 4 lung cancer.
Dole is survived by his wife, former North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole.
It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years. More information coming soon. #RememberingBobDole pic.twitter.com/57NtGfqtmL
— Elizabeth Dole Foundation (@DoleFoundation) December 5, 2021
Dole served in WWII. He lost the use of his right arm in Italy.
Dole served in the government for five decades. He was the VP candidate in 1976 and ran for president three times. The Republicans finally nominated him in 1996 against President Bill Clinton, who won re-election. Dole’s campaign was, to put it nicely, awful.
However, Dole became well known for speaking in the third person, and his thumbs-up while speaking.
How could anyone forget Norm MacDonald’s impersonation of Dole on SNL? Dole appeared with Norm!
Dole endorsed former President Donald Trump in 2016. He was the only former Republican presidential candidate to attend the convention that year in Cleveland, OH.
Dole made his last public appearance in 2018 at former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral.DONATE
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