Elizabeth Dole Biography – Elizabeth Dole Wiki
Elizabeth Dole (born Mary Elizabeth Alexander Hanford) is an American politician and author. She served as secretary for two federal departments (Transportation 1983-87, and Labor 1989-90) under two presidents (Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush). She also served as a United States Senator for North Carolina from 2003 to 2009. She ws the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate from North Carolina.
She graduated with honors from Duke University in 1958. She did post-graduate work at Oxford in 1959, then received a master’s degree in education (1960) and law degree from Harvard (1965).
She moved to Washington to work for LBJ’s Great Society in 1966, focusing on issues concerning the handicapped. In 1967 she worked for a law firm representing poor clients.
In 1968 she switched her party affiliation from Democrat to independent and took a job in the Nixon White House as executive director of the President’s Committee for Consumer Interests. Nixon then appointed Mrs. Dole to a seven-year term on the nonpartisan Federal Trade Commission. In 1975, before marrying Bob Dole, Mrs. Dole switched her party registration one more time, becoming a Republican.
She has served as secretary for two federal departments (Transportation 1983-87, and Labor 1989-90) under two presidents (Reagan and Bush). She worked in the White House as a consumer affairs adviser by the age of 33. Since 1991 Elizabeth Dole held the high profile job of president of the American Red Cross. In 1988 a Gallup Poll listed her as one of World’s 10 Most Admired Women. She also served as a United States Senator for North Carolina from 2003 to 2009.
Elizabeth Dole Age
She was born in Salisbury, N.C., on July 29, 1936, to a wealthy wholesale florist.
Bob Dole Elizabeth Dole – Elizabeth Dole Husband
Bob Dole married his second wife Elizabeth Hanford Dole on December 6, 1975. Elizabeth reportedly had a warm relationship with Bob Dole’s first wife, Phyllis Holden Dole. In 1986, she told Cosmopolitan, “Phyllis told me one time if I ever ran for office, she would be my campaign manager, that would really be interesting.”
Elizabeth Dole Children
Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole have no children, though she is stepmother to Bob’s adult daughter Robin Dole from his first marriage of 24 years to Phyllis Holden Dole, which ended in divorce in 1972.
Elizabeth Dole Family
She is the daughter of John Van Hanford, a florist, and Mary Ella Cathey Hanford.
Elizabeth Dole Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Elizabeth Dole and Bob Dole have a combined net worth of $40 million.
Elizabeth Dole Death
She is still alive. Bob Dole’s first wife, Phyllis Holden Dole, died on April 22, 2008, at age 83.