On Sunday, 5 December 2021, the former Republican Leader of the US Senate, Bob Dole, passed away at the age of 98. Dole was also a US senator from Kansas and the republican presidential nominee who campaigned against Democrat President Bill Clinton. He was also the vice-presidential candidate in the 1976 election.
In February, Robert "Bob" Dole announced that he had been diagnosed with Stage-IV lung cancer. He reportedly began his treatment on February 22. However, it is unknown if this was the cause of his demise.
The news of his death was shared by the foundation run by Bob Dole's wife. The statement released on Twitter read:
"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."
US President Joe Biden's statement
Biden released a statement on Sunday, where he wrote,
"Bob was an American statesman like few in our history. A war hero and among the greatest of the Greatest Generation."
The 46th US president further added,
"I will miss my friend. But I am grateful for the times we shared, and for the friendship Jill and I and our family have built with Liddy and the entire Dole family."
How many children did Bob Dole have?
Bob Dole married his first wife, Phyllis Holden, in 1948. The couple gave birth to their daughter Robin Dole on 15 October 1954. However, Dole and Holden separated in 1972, and Phyllis passed away in April 2008.
After his divorce, Bob Dole met his second wife, Elizabeth Dole (née Hanford), in 1972. The pair married on 6 December 1975. Boba and Elizabeth never had any children.
What is Bob Dole's daughter, Robin Dole, known for?
Dole has an only daughter, Robin, who he shared with his first wife, Phyllis Holden. Despite her father having an illustrious public life, Robin Dole has remained largely unseen and unheard of.
Having lived near her father in the Washington area almost all her life, Robin has been a vital figure in her father's life.
After her parents split in 1972, she continued to remain loyal to her father and harbored a good relationship with him.
After earning a degree in psychology from Virgina Tech, she dabbled in jobs ranging from lobbyist to secretary.
Note: The wrong Robin Dole was referred to in the article during publishing. We have fixed the error and apologize for any inconvenience.