DOLE, Elizabeth Hanford, (1936 - )

Senate Years of Service: 2003-2009
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

DOLE, Elizabeth Hanford, (wife of Robert J. Dole), a Senator from North Carolina; born in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, on July 29, 1936; B.A., Duke University 1958; M.A., Harvard University 1960; J.D., Harvard University 1965; U.S. secretary of transportation 1983-1987; U.S. secretary of labor 1989-1990; president, American Red Cross 1991-2000; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000; elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2002, and served from January 3, 2003, to January 3, 2009; chair, National Republican Senatorial Committee (2005-2007); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2008.


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