Here is a look at the life of Bob Dole.
Personal: Birth date: July 22, 1923
Birth place: Russell, Kansas
Birth name: Robert Joseph Dole
Father: Doran Ray Dole, grain elevator and produce station operator
Mother: Bina (Talbott) Dole
Marriages: Elizabeth (Hanford) Dole (December 7, 1975-present); Phyllis (Holden) Dole (1948-1972, divorced)
Children: with Phyllis Holden: Robin (October 18, 1954)
Education: University of Kansas, 1941-1943; University of Arizona, 1948-1949; Washburn Municipal University, BA and LLB, 1952
Military: U.S. Army, Captain
Other Facts: Awarded the Purple Heart (twice) and Bronze Star with two clusters.
Dole serves as a vocal spokesman for men's health issues including prostate exams and impotence.
Dole served as Chairman of the International Commission on Missing Persons and the Chairman of the National World War II Memorial fundraising campaign.
Timeline: 1945 - Seriously wounded during a World War II battle in Italy. He spends the following three years recovering from injuries that leave his right arm permanently disabled and his left arm minimally functional.
1951-1953 - Serves in the Kansas House of Representatives.
1953-1961 - Serves as Russell County Prosecutor.
1961-1969 - Serves in the U.S. House of Representatives (R-Kansas).
1969-1996 - U.S. Senator from Kansas.
1976 - Vice presidential running mate to President Gerald Ford. They lose to Democrats Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale.
1980 - Runs for president but does not receive the Republican Party nomination.
1985-1987 - Serves as Senate Majority Leader and Chairman of Senate Finance Committee.
1988 - Runs for president but does not receive the Republican Party nomination.
1991 - Undergoes surgery for prostate cancer.
1995-1996 - Serves as Senate Majority Leader and Chairman of Senate Finance Committee.