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Robert Joseph Dole
|United States Senator
January 3, 1969 – June 11, 1996
|Preceded by||Frank Carlson|
|Succeeded by||Sheila Frahm|
|15th United States Senate Majority Leader|
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||Howard H. Baker, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Robert Byrd|
|18th United States Senate Majority Leader|
January 3, 1995 – June 11, 1996
|Preceded by||George J. Mitchell|
|Succeeded by||Trent Lott|
|15th United States Senate Minority Leader|
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1995
|Preceded by||Robert Byrd|
|Succeeded by||Tom Daschle|
|Born||July 22, 1923
Russell, Kansas, US
|Spouse(s)||(1) Phyllis Holden, divorced
(2) Elizabeth Dole
|Law School||Washburn University, 1952|
Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) is a former United States Senator from Kansas. He was the Republican leader of the Senate from 1985 until 1996. In 1996, he ran against Bill Clinton for President, and lost. After that, he retired from politics at age 72.
In 1976, President Gerald Ford chose him to be his Vice Presidential choice for the November, 1976 election. They lost the election so Bob Dole never became Vice President.
Shortly after the 1996 election, he famously appeared in a Pepsi commercial, saying, "I just cannot win".
Bob Dole has a habit of talking in the third person, or using his own name instead of "I" when he talks about himself. This habit is the basis for many jokes about Dole.
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