Bob Dole cause of death – passed away: Bob Dole, 98-year-old, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021. He was an American politician and attorney who represented Kansas in the United States Senate. The place and cause of his death were stated, but he had announced in February that he had stage IV lung cancer and he was starting treatment. Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced his death in a statement on Sunday, December 5, 2021.
Born Robert Joseph Dole on July 22, 1923, he was born and raised in Russell, by his parents Bina M. and Doran Ray Dole. He graduated from Russell High School in 1941 and enrolled at the University of Kansas. He has been an athlete during his high school days and was also recruited by coach Phog Allen to play basketball for the Jayhawks basketball team. He attended the University of Arizona from 1948 to 1949, before transferring to Washburn University, where he graduated with both undergraduate and law degrees in 1952.
He had been a star high school athlete in Russell, and Kansas basketball coach Phog Allen traveled to Russell to recruit him to play for the Jayhawks basketball team. He established his legal career after serving with distinction in the United States Army during World War II. He won the election to the House of Representatives in 1960 and was elected in the senate in 1968. From 1969 to 1996, he represented Kansas in the United States Senate. Even after his retirement he appeared in numerous commercials and television programs and served on various councils.