Bob Dole, a former U.S. Senator representing the state of Kansas who once ran for President and served as the Senate Majority Leader, has passed away at 98 years of age. He was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer earlier this year.
The news of the longtime fixture of Republican Party politics’s death was shared by The Elizabeth Dole Foundation this morning.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep.” The foundation noted that, “At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years.”