Bob Dole Age, Affairs, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Bob Dole

Real NameRobert Joseph Dole
ProfessionAmerican Lawyer, Politician
Political PartyRepublican
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Political Journey1951-1953: Served as a member of the Kansas State legislature.
1961-1969: Served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
1980: Ran for the President but didn't receive the Republican Party nomination.
1985-1987: Served as Senate Majority Leader and Chairman of Senate Finance Committee.
1988: Ran for the President but didn't receive the Republican Party nomination.
1995-1996: Served as Senate Majority Leader and Chairman of Senate Finance Committee.
1996: Resigned from the Senate to concentrate on the presidential campaign.
1996: Ran for President but lost to Former President Bill Clinton.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 183 cm
in meters - 1.83 m
in feet inches - 6’
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 83 kg
in Pounds - 182 lbs
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of BirthJuly 22, 1923
Age (as in 2017)94 Years
Birth PlaceRussell, Kansas, United States of America
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
SignatureBob Dole Signature
HometownRussell, Kansas, United States of America
SchoolRussell High School
College/UniversitiesUniversity of Kansas, Lawrence
University of Arizona
Washburn University
Educational Qualification(s)B.A. , LLB
FamilyFather- Doran Ray Dole
Mother- Bina M. Dole
Bob Dole With His Parents
Brother- Kenny Dole
Sisters- Gloria Dole Nelson,
Bob Doles Sister Gloria Dole Nelson
Norma Steele
Bob Doles Sister Norma Steele
Ethnicity/RaceEnglish, Irish, German
Address (FanMail)Alston & Bird LLP
The Atlantic Building
950 F Street, N.W.
10th Floor
Washington, DC 20004
HobbiesReading, Writing
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Wives/SpousesPhyllis Holden, Occupational Therapist (1948-1972) (divorced) (1 child)
Bob Dole With His Ex-Wife Phyllis Holden
Elizabeth Dole, Former U.S. Senator (1975-present)
Bob Dole With His Wife Elizabeth Dole
Marriage DateDecember 6, 1975
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Robin Dole
Bob Dole With His Daughter Robin Dole
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$5 million

Bob Dole

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bob Dole

  • Does Bob Dole smoke?: No
  • Does Bob Dole drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He is from an impoverished family as his father was an egg-seller and his mother was a traveling saleswoman.
  • He did odd jobs to support his family financially: worked at a drug store as a soda jerk.
  • He enrolled in the army in 1942, and two years later, he was sent to Italy as a second lieutenant in the 10th Mountain Division of the US Army. Bob Dole In Army
  • In 1945, Bob was severely injured while rescuing an army radioman in a German machine gun attack. Dole Before And After Injury
  • He was admitted to Michigan Hospital, and during his recovery time, he met his first wife, Phyllis Holden who was a nurse there.
  • Still, after a little improvement in his health, Bob’s right shoulder was shattered, and the vertebrae in his neck and spine were fractured.
  • Bob was paralyzed from the neck down and had metal shrapnel throughout his body.
  • Despite getting recovered to a large extent, his right arm and hand are paralyzed. Bob Dole Not Well
  • Bob divorced his first wife, Phyllis Holden in 1972.
  • In a couple of months next to his divorce, he met Elizabeth Alexander Hansford and the couple tied their knot on December 6, 1975.
  • In 1997, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Former President Bill Clinton for his remarkable service in the military.

  • Dole was awarded the “U.S. Senator John Heinz Award” for Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official.
  • In 2001, he underwent abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.
  • In 2004, Dole was honored with the “American Patriot Award”  for his exceptional service in World War II. Bob Dole Awarded American Patriot Award
  • On April 12, 2005, his book titled “One Soldier’s Story: A Memoir,” goes on sale. Bob Doles Book
  • Bob is involved in a lot of domestic as well as international programs for a very noble cause and is fighting a battle to remove hunger and poverty.
  • He contributed more than $170 million to the construction of WWII memorial. Bob Dole Contribution To WWII memorial
  • The hospital in which Bob Dole’s was admitted has been renamed from “Percy Jones Army Hospital” to “Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center.” in the honor of the three patients who later became United States Senators: Dole, Philip Hart, and Daniel Inouye.
  • On November 17, 2016, Dole was honored at the 2016 ASPCA Humane Awards Luncheon. Bob Dole At ASPCA Humane Awards Luncheon
  • Recently, in a media coverage, he expressed his views and reasons for supporting Donald Trump:

  • Here’s a detailed biography of Bob’s lifetime journey:

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