Elizabeth Dole ( Bob Dole Wife ) : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Biography
Elizabeth Dole is an American politician and author know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Biography
Elizabeth Dole Biograph
|Birthdate||29 July 1936|
|Age (as of 2021)||85 years|
|Place of Birth||Salisbury, North Carolina, United States|
|Spouse/Partner||Bob Dole (m. 1975)|
|Parents||Mary Ella Cathey, John Van Hanford|
|Education||Harvard Law School|
|Profession||Former United States Secretary of Labor|
|Net Worth||Former United States Secretary of Labor|
|Last Update||December 2021|
Mary Elizabeth Alexander Hanford Dole is an American politician and author who served in the Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush presidential administrations. She also served as a United States Senator for North Carolina from 2003 to 2009.A graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School, Dole served as Secretary of Transportation under Ronald Reagan and Secretary of Labor under George H. W. Bush before becoming head of the American Red Cross. She next served as North Carolina's first female U.S. Senator (2003–09).She is a member of the Republican Party and former chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. She is the widow of former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, 1976 Republican vice presidential nominee, and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole.
Early Life and Family
Dole was born Mary Elizabeth Alexander Hanford in Salisbury, North Carolina, to Mary Ella (née Cathey; 1901–2004) and John Van Hanford (1893–1978).She attended individually, and later with her husband, the Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., before joining the National Presbyterian Church in 1996.Articles at the time reported that the Doles stopped attending Foundry in 1995, finding the pastor at the time, J. Philip Wogaman, too liberal.
Dole attended Duke University and graduated with distinction in Political Science, on June 2, 1958. She was a finalist for an Angier B. Duke scholarship, a full-tuition award given to outstanding applicants who matriculate at Duke.She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, a national prize given to those exemplifying the ideal of service to others.
Elizabeth Dole Husband
Elizabeth Dole met his Husband Bob Dole in 1972. The couple was married on December 6, 1975. They had no children.Dole was an American politician and attorney who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996.
Elizabeth Dole Net Worth
Elizabeth Dole is an American politician and author who served in the Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush presidential administrations has an estimated Net Worth around $4 Million.
Elizabeth Dole White House years
Dole, who had campaigned for the Kennedy–Johnson presidential ticket in 1960,began working in 1967 as a staff assistant to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration.When many Democrats left the White House following Richard Nixon's replacement of Johnson, Dole did not. From 1969 to 1973, she served as deputy assistant to President Nixon for consumer affairs.In 1973, Nixon appointed her to a seven-year term on the Federal Trade Commission.
She served as director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, from 1981 to 1983 and as United States Secretary of Transportation from 1983 to 1987 under Ronald Reagan. She was also appointed by Reagan to chair task forces that sought to reform federal and state laws to ensure equal rights for women. She was the first woman appointed Secretary of Transportation. In this role, she was the first woman to have served as the head of a branch of the United States Military, as the United States Coast Guard was under the Department of Transportation at the time. Dole's appointment was "particularly irritating" to conservative activists, since "though at least nominally opposed to abortion,viewed by the right as aggressive feminist."
United States Presidential candidacy
Elizabeth Dole ran for the Republican nomination in the US presidential election of 2000.Speculation of a presidential campaign became widespread after Dole announced her departure from her job as president of the Red Cross on January 4, 1999.Dole announced she was forming an exploratory committee on March 10, 1999.While Dole had been an active participant in her husband's campaign four years prior, he was largely absent from the campaign trail during her campaign.Dole withdrew from race in October 1999 before any of the primaries, largely due to inadequate fundraising even though a Gallup poll had her in second place in the presidential race at 11% behind George W. Bush at 60% as late as October 1999.
Elizabeth Dole Foundation
In 2012, Dole established the Elizabeth Dole Foundation,dedicated to helping caregivers of "wounded warriors".The Foundation selects military and veteran caregivers from each state to serve a two-year Fellowship with the Foundation. The Dole Fellows represent a vast array of military caregivers: spouses, parents, siblings and friends, and use their voice to help bring awareness on a national scale.The Foundation also has a National Coalition Program to bring together private and public entities to create substantial change.Actor Tom Hanks joined the Foundation's Hidden Heroes Campaign to bring awareness to the over 5.5 million military caregivers across America who are facing enormous challenges every day caring for members of the military and gravely injured veterans.