Bob Dole to speak at St. Olaf College

"!{float:left;margin:0 5px 5px 0;}!": Former presidential candidate and United States senator Bob Dole will speak at St. Olaf Tuesday, April 11, at Skoglund Center Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Dole will begin speaking at 7 p.m. Following the speech, Dole will answer questions from the audience. The event, sponsored and paid for by the "St. Olaf Student Government Association's Political Awareness Committee":, is free and open to the public.

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For more than half a century Dole has been a figurehead in American politics and the GOP, earning himself the nickname "Mr. Republican." During his service as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in World War II, Dole was seriously injured and lost the use of his right arm. Following the war, he earned his law degree from Washburn University and entered the political arena. Dole served as a representative from Kansas' Sixth District beginning in 1960 and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1968. In 1976 Dole ran for vice president on Gerald Ford's ticket. He also ran for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1980 and 1988, and in 1996 he ran for president against Bill Clinton.

Although retired from politics, Dole remains engaged in a career of writing, consulting, public speaking and television appearances.

The St. Olaf Political Awareness Committee is a non-partisan organization committed to creating an increased awareness throughout the St. Olaf community in the areas of local, national and international political issues and increasing political efficacy among the student population.