Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

Senator Bob Dole

Summary: Bob Dole served in Congress for 36 years. He is the longest-serving Republican leader in the history of the Senate (1985-1996), the 1996 Republican nominee for president, and former President Gerald Ford’s vice presidential candidate in 1976. He served in many roles throughout his career, including chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance (1981-1985) and 47th chairman of the Republican National Committee (1971-1973).

Date Range:1923-present

Online materials: Oral Histories, Topic Guides, Press Releases, Press Clippings, Finding Aids

Additional materials: Over 1,500 linear feet of manuscripts, 25,000+ photographs, moving images from 1943 to present, and 5,000+ objects.

 

Bob Dole Timeline of Events

This interactive timeline covers major events in the 20th/21st centuries and Senator Dole's life from the 1920s through the present. 

Title: Bob Dole in M-1 Steel Helmet

Date: 1942

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1900-2009, Box 5, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bob Dole standing in front of the U.S. Capitol during his time in the House of Representatives

Date: Unknown

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1900-2009, Box 62, Folder 5, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: 1976 Election Day Rally at Bob Dole's Residence

Date: 1976-11-02

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1900-2009, Box 100, Folder 8, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bob Dole celebrating with crowd

Date: 1968-11-5

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1900-2009, Box 111, Folder 7, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Bob Dole Giving Thumbs up After Receiving Medal of Freedom

Date: 1997-01-17

Citation: Dole Photograph Collection, 1900-2009, Box 162, Folder 6, Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics Archive and Special Collections, University of Kansas

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Title: Senator Dole political career summary

Date: 2014-02

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Title: Chronological list of Senator Dole's career legislation

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