Remembrance of Bob Dole, a unique American figure
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The death of Senator Bob Dole marks the end of an era.
Senator Dole’s service in World War II, his love for President Dwight Eisenhower (with whom he shared Kansas roots) and his dedicated life in public service, despite a serious war injury, made him a remarkable man. .
LONG-TERM GOP SENATOR AND CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT BOB DOLE DEAD AT 98
Senator Dole was a very effective Senate leader who played a key role in implementing the contract with America. He was one of the main architects of the bipartisan effort to develop an effective food program for low-income Americans and a strong advocate of American agriculture.
We have often attended Senator Dole’s birthday parties in Washington. Its parties have brought together an incredible number of elected Republican and Democrat officials, congressional staff, lobbyists and journalists.
Bob Dole’s fan club was large and two-party. His extraordinary wife, Elizabeth, a full-fledged senator and cabinet member, has always supported him and by his side.
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Senator Dole was a unique American figure whose courage, dedication, endurance and patriotism made him worthy of study and emulation.
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Our hearts and prayers go out to Elizabeth and the Dole family. We, like millions of Americans, will miss Senator Dole and cherish his memory.
Callista L. Gingrich is the former US Ambassador to the Vatican.
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