Bob Dole Death: Former US Senator, Bob Dole is dead, Cause of Death

Bob Dole Death – Cause of Death: Bob Dole represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996.

“Bob Dole dedicated his life to our nation—as a soldier, Senator, and advocate for Americans with disabilities,” Governor of Nebraska, Pete Ricketts shared. “Having been severely injured in World War II, Senator Dole knew firsthand the sacrifices made by our veterans, and he championed their interests throughout his life.”

His death was announced when the Elizabeth Dole Foundation shared, “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.”

He is remembered as a ‘war hero, a political leader, and a statesman.’


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.

Prior to his 27 years in the Senate, he served in the United States House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. Dole was also the Republican presidential nominee in the 1996 election and the vice presidential nominee in the 1976 election.

In 1942, Dole joined the United States Army’s Enlisted Reserve Corps to fight in World War II, becoming a second lieutenant in the Army’s 10th Mountain Division.

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