1969-1996, U.S. Senator Robert Dole


This U.S. Senator Robert Dole history mug is one of a collection of U.S. Governance biographical mugs.  An image of Robert Dole and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Robert Dole was a career politician, serving in both the U.S. House and Senate. As a conservative Republican, he was at times both the Senate Minority and Majority Leader.  In 1976, Gerald Ford choose Dole as his Vice Presidential running mate in Ford’s losing bid for president.  Dole ran unsuccessfully for president in 1980, 1988 & 1996.  Dole was the last World War II veteran to have been a presidential nominee of a major part.  In 2016, Robert Dole was the only former Republican presidential nominee to endorse Donald Trump.  Dole served in the Army from 1942-1948 and was severely wounded resulting in his losing the use of his right arm.  He was a staunch supporter of military veterans and served as the chairman of the National World War II Memorial.

The United States Senate and House of Representatives comprise the legislative branch of the U.S. government.  Each state has two senators regardless of the state’s population.  U.S. senators serve staggered terms of six years.  Prior to 1913, senators were appointed by their state legislatures.  This changed with the 17th Amendment, which mandated senators be elected by popular vote.  The Senate has the power to ratify treaties and to confirm cabinet secretaries, federal judges, Supreme Court justices, and other federal executive officials.

Robert Dole was a member of the U.S. Senate.  Many of the men who become president and vice president first served in Congress as members of the House of Representatives or in the U.S. Senate.  A number of these individuals first served in their state government as governor, state senator or in their state House of Representatives.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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