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Former United States Senator Bob Doll has died at the age of 98 - Walla! News

2021-12-05T17:22:23.355Z

Doll has been one of the most prominent figures in the Republican Party for nearly half a century, and he has suffered from lung cancer in the past year. He lost to Clinton in 1996, and also ran for vice president alongside Ford in 1976



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Former United States Senator Bob Doll has died at the age of 98

Doll has been one of the most prominent figures in the Republican Party for nearly half a century, and he has suffered from lung cancer in the past year.

He lost to Clinton in 1996, and also ran for vice president alongside Ford in 1976

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Sunday, 05 December 2021, 18:54 Updated: 19:14

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Bob Doll, June 2016 (Photo: AP)

Former Republican Sen. Bob Doll, who ran for president of the United States, has died at the age of 98 from cancer, the family foundation named after his wife, Doll, announced today (Sunday). Doll, who served as a senator for the state of Kansas from 1969 to 1996, was the Republican candidate in the 1996 election in which he lost to Bill Clinton.



Doll, who overcame a serious injury from World War II, announced in February that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and would begin treatment. "With a heavy heart we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Doll died early this morning," the foundation said after his wife, who was a senator herself, in a statement on Twitter. "He has served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years."



Doll, who was known for his wit and used to treat himself in the third person, underwent a classic American journey.

He survived the poverty of the Great Depression of the 1930s, fought on the battlefields of World War II and reached the pinnacle of power.

In addition to his quest to win the presidency - he ran twice more in the Republican primary but lost - he helped shape President Ronald Reagan's legislative agenda as the majority leader in the Senate in the 1980s and led important legislation of his own.

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