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Former Senator Bob Dole dead at 98

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Former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) died early Sunday morning, according to a social media post from family members. The Kansas native was 98 years old.

Dole announced he was battling Stage 4 lung cancer in February.

Following Dole’s death, the White House issued a proclamation, lowering flags at the White House to half staff.

“Robert Joseph Dole, a statesmanlike few in our history and a war hero among the greatest of the Greatest Generation,” Biden wrote in the proclamation.

“He was also a friend whom I could look to for trusted guidance or a humorous line at just the right moment to settle frayed nerves. I will miss my friend,” Biden said in a separate statement. 

“This good man represented the finest of American values,” former President George W. Bush said in a statement. He defended them in uniform during World War II. He advanced them in the United States Senate. And he lived them out as a father, husband, and friend. I will always remember Bob’s salute to my late dad at the Capitol, and now we Bushes salute Bob and give thanks for his life of principled service.”

Former Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) died early Sunday morning, according to a social media post from family members. The Kansas native was 98 years old.

Dole announced he was battling Stage 4 lung cancer in February.

Following Dole’s death, the White House issued a proclamation, lowering flags at the White House to half staff.

“Robert Joseph Dole, a statesmanlike few in our history and a war hero among the greatest of the Greatest Generation,” Biden wrote in the proclamation.

“He was also a friend whom I could look to for trusted guidance or a humorous line at just the right moment to settle frayed nerves. I will miss my friend,” Biden said in a separate statement. 

“This good man represented the finest of American values,” former President George W. Bush said in a statement. He defended them in uniform during World War II. He advanced them in the United States Senate. And he lived them out as a father, husband, and friend. I will always remember Bob’s salute to my late dad at the Capitol, and now we Bushes salute Bob and give thanks for his life of principled service.”

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