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Bob Dole Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 July 1923Russell, Kansas, USA
Birth NameRobert Joseph Dole
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bob Dole was born on July 22, 1923 in Russell, Kansas, USA as Robert Joseph Dole. He has been married to Elizabeth Dole since December 6, 1975. He was previously married to Phyllis Holden.

Spouse (2)

Elizabeth Dole (6 December 1975 - present)
Phyllis Holden (12 June 1948 - 1972) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Always holds a pen in his right hand
Often referred to himself in third person tense during his speeches

Trivia (8)

U.S. senator from Kansas (1969-1996).
U.S. congressional representative from Kansas (1961-1969).
Was the Vice Presidential running mate to President Gerald Ford in the 1976 presidential election, which Ford narrowly lost to Jimmy Carter.
Unsuccessfully ran for U. S. President three times. He lost the Republican nomination in 1980 and 1988. He won the party's nomination in 1996, but lost the general election to President Bill Clinton.
Was injured in World War II when right arm was nearly blown off. Has little use of arm.
World War II veteran. Was advocate of getting WWII memorial funded and built.
His daughter Robin was born on October 15, 1954.
Underwent surgery for prostate cancer in 1993.

Personal Quotes (23)

Things are going to get better. Be optimistic.
The Brooklyn Dodgers had a no hitter last night.
Life is very important to Americans.
Something is wrong with America. I wonder sometimes what people are thinking about or if they're thinking at all.
The internet is a great way to get on the net.
Elizabeth's back at the red cross, and I'm walking the dog.
At least she's the president of something, which is more than I can say.
President Obama came to visit me in the hospital. He said, 'I wish you were still in the Senate; I need your help.' I'm not certain I can help on everything. Maybe some things.
Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.
Think I'll win. Could be big.
It's going to be hard for someone like me to run for President.
I've never known a lot of rich people. It's not my bag.
I'm not a Gingrich fan. He's just difficult to work with. It's either Newt's way or the highway.
I just consider myself a Republican, none of this hyphenated stuff. I was a mainstream conservative Republican, and most people are in that category.
I don't know how many people run for vice president and president and lose both.
I really thought, with my background growing up, and my service, and all that, I thought it would be enough for the presidency. But... It sure was enough when I ran for Congress.
You know, a better man for a better America. That's sort of our slogan.
You feel a little older in the morning. By noon I feel about 55.
We're trying to get good pictures. Don't worry very much about what I say.
Our intent will not be to create gridlock. Oh, except maybe from time to time.
If something happened along the route and you had to leave your children with Bob Dole or Bill Clinton, I think you would probably leave them with Bob Dole.
I've thought about it, not a lot, but I thought my relationship with Congress - the Democrats and Republicans - would help me get some things done. Not everything, but at least they'd be willing to try.
I will seek the presidency with nothing to fall back on but the judgment of the people of the United States, and nowhere to go but the White House or home.

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