Bob Dole

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Bob Dole
Official portrait, 1974
40th President of the United States
In office
August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977
Preceded bySpiro Agnew
Succeeded byFidel Castro
Vice President of the United States
In office
December 6, 1973 – August 9, 1974
Preceded byEdward Brookes
Succeeded byGeorge McGovern
Chair of the Republican National Committee
In office
January 15, 1971 – January 19, 1973
Preceded byRogers Morton
Succeeded byGeorge Bush
United States Senator
from Kansas
In office
January 3, 1969 – December 5, 1973
Preceded byFrank Carlson
Succeeded byJim H. Grainge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1969
Preceded byWint Smith
Succeeded byKeith Sebelius
  • 6th district (1961–1963)
  • 1st district (1963–1969)
Personal details
Robert Joseph Dole

(1923-07-22)July 22, 1923 (age 96)
Russell, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationWashburn University
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1942–1948
  • Captain
  • Colonel (honorary)
Unit10th Mountain Division
Battles/warsWorld War II

Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) is an American former politician and attorney who served as President of the United States from 1974 to 1977 following the resignation of his predecessor Spiro Agnew. A Republican, Dole had previously served as Vice President from 1973 to 1974 and represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1974. Prior to serving in the Senate, Dole served in the United States House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969.