On December 5, 2021, Bob Dole, who had previously served as the Republican Leader of the United States Senate, passed away at 98. Dole was a senator from Kansas who ran as the candidate for President of the Republican Party in 1996. He was the Democratic challenger to incumbent President Bill Clinton. In the presidential election held in 1976, he was a contender for the vice presidential position. In February, Robert “Bob” Dole came out with the news that he was battling lung cancer in Stage IV. It was reported that he began treatment on February 22nd of this year. However, it is unclear whether or not this was the cause of his passing in the end. His wife’s group revealed Bob Dole’s death. According to a statement sent by his family and published on Twitter, Senator Robert Joseph Dole died quietly while sleeping this morning. He served the U.S. for 79 years until his death at age 98.
Condolence of Vice President Joe Biden on Senator Bob Dole
In a statement released on Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden referred to Bob as “an American statesman like few others in our history.” A war hero and one of the most outstanding persons to have lived during the time known as the Greatest Generation. The 46th President of the United States said, “I will miss my friend.” On the other hand, the memories we created together and the friendships that developed between the Dole family and my own will always have a special place in my heart. I will always appreciate these things.
Personal life of Senator Bob Dole
1948, Bob Dole tied the knot with the woman who would become his wife, Phyllis Holden. The Doles’ first child, a girl named Robin, was born on October 15th, 1954. However, Dole and Holden divorced in 1972, and Phyllis passed away in April 2008. In 1972, one year after Bob Dole had divorced his first wife, Elizabeth Dole (née Hanford), he met the woman who would later become his second wife. They went through with the wedding on December 6th, 1975. Boba and Elizabeth were unable to conceive a family despite their best efforts.
Meet late Senator Bob Dole’s daughter Robin Dole
Dole’s sole child from his marriage to Phyllis Holden was a daughter named Robin Dole. Robin Dole has had a rather anonymous life, despite her father being a prominent politician. As far back as Robin can remember, she has been integral to her father’s life. This is likely attributable to the fact that she has spent most of her childhood in the Washington, District of Columbia area. Even though her parents split in 1972, she has never ceased loving and respecting her father as she did before. After receiving a degree in psychology from Virginia Tech, she worked in various other fields, including as a lobbyist and a secretary.