Since leaving public elective office, former Presidential candidate and Senator Bob Dole continues to take an active leadership role in a wide range of public policy and charitable causes. Recent projects include serving as Chairman of the National World War II Memorial, which was completed and dedicated in 2004; serving as Chairman of the International Commission on Missing Persons, and co-chairing, with Former President Bill Clinton, a foundation to assist the spouses and children of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack; and serving as President of the Federal City Council. He also takes an active role in supporting the work of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at his alma mater, Kansas University.
Recognized as one of the most prominent political figures of our time with a distinguished record of service, Bob Dole continues to make a difference in the lives of the American people. Known for his unconventional candor and prairie wit, Senator Bob Dole is a unique individual, especially in Washington.
As a renowned political commentator, a frequent guest on late night talk shows, star of two Super Bowl commercials and best selling author, Bob Dole is part of the American landscape. Senator Dole’s best-selling World War II memoir, One Soldier’s Story, chronicles his harrowing experience on and off the battlefield and the lessons learned through his struggle to survive. One Soldier’s Story is a tribute to those who defended liberty in its darkest hour and his gift to future generations, a destined-to-be classic about overcoming adversity and making the most out of life.
As Chairman of the National World War II Memorial, Senator Bob Dole led the nation in honoring the heroes of his generation and helped enshrine their legacy of sacrifice for freedom.
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Since leaving public elective office, Senator Dole continues to take an active leadership role in a wide range of public policy and charitable causes. Recent projects projects include serving as Chairman of the National World War II Memorial, completed and dedicated in 2004, serving as Chairman of the International Commission on Missing Persons, and co-chairing with Former President Clinton a foundation to assist the spouses and children of the victims of the 9-
11 terrorist attack and serving as President of the Federal City Council. He also takes an active role in supporting the work of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at his alma mater, Kansas University. In January 2003, he was appointed Honorary Co-Chair of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, part of President Bush’s USA Freedom Corps Professionally, Senator Dole is Special Counsel to the prestigious law firm of Alston & Bird.
He recently played a key role in recruiting former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) into the firm. In addition, he stablished his own company, Bob Dole Enterprises Inc., to handle his personal business interests.
He remains active in politics, helping hundreds of GOP candidates in nearly every state. Since leaving elected office, Senator Dole has maintained an extremely busy schedule. In one year alone, he logged over 218,000 miles, travelling across the nation for Republican candidates, and around the world in support of various business, charitable and humanitarian concerns, including several missions to the Balkans.
His books, Great Political Wit and Presidential Wits made the best sellers lists in top newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today. His latest book is his World War II memoirs, One Soldier’s Story was released by Harper & Collins on April 12, 2005 and was praised by top reviewers.
Senator Dole is also an active writer of opinion pieces for major national newspapers and a frequent guest or guest host on national television, on major talk shows and news programs.