the honorable Bob Dole
Former Kansas Senator, attorney
Bob Dole is an attorney and retired Kansas Senator from 1969–1996, serving part of that time as Senate Majority Leader, where he set a record as the longest-serving Republican leader. He was the Republican nominee in the 1996 U.S. Presidential election, but lost the election to Bill Clinton.
In 2007, President George W. Bush appointed Dole as a co-chair of the commission to investigate problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, along with Donna Shalala. Although Dole has since retired from public service, he still remains active in public life. Dole currently is on special counsel of Alston & Bird. He is also a member of the advisory counsel of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. In January of 2018, he was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. In 2019, the U.S. Congress unanimously passed a bill promoting Dole from Captain to Colonel for his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Dole has released multiple books since 1988. Most recently of his releases are in 2001, Great Presidential Wit: A Collection of Humorous Anecdotes and Quotations, as well as in 2005, One Soldier's Story: A Memoir.