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A portrait of Robert Joseph Dole, who is a World War II veteran and a former U.S. Senator from Kansas. During World War II, he served in the Army's Reserve Corps, and became a second lieutenant in the Army's 10th Mountain Division. He earned two Purple Hearts for injuries received in combat, and the Bronze Star Medal with combat "V" for valor in his attempt to help a downed radio man. The start of his poitical career came in 1950, when he was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives and served a two year term. In 1960, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Kansas' 6th congressional district. In 1968, he was elected a U.S. Senator, a position he would retain until resigning in 1996 to campaign for the U.S. Presidential election. He lost the election to incumbent President Bill Clinton.
Date: Between 1980 and 1989
This portrait of Robert Dole can be used when discussing his impact on Kansas.
Item Number: 210875
Call Number: B Dole, Robert *21
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210875
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Politicians
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 4th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Individuals and developments (Benchmark 1) - Notable Kansans (Indicator 1)
Date - 1980s
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Congress - Senate - Dole, Robert
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Republican
Government and Politics - State Government - Legislature - House of Representatives
Military - Wars - World War II
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Notable Kansans - Dole, Robert Joseph, 1923-
Places - Cities and towns - Russell
Places - Counties - Russell
Type of Material - Photographs