Robin Dole is best known for being the daughter of Bob Dole, an American politician and attorney who represented Kansas in the Senate from 1969 to 1996. He was the Republican Leader of the United States Senate during the final 11 years of his tenure, including three nonconsecutive years as Senate Majority Leader, and was the 1996 republican 1996 presidential nominee. Bob Dole died from the disease at the age of 98 on December 5, 2021, from Lung cancer.
Bob occasionally shared pictures of himself with her daughter severally. On one instance, on July 10, 2016, she shared a picture on Twitter of her daughter and himself with the caption, “Always nice to spend time with my beautiful daughter Robin. Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday.”
Always nice to spend time with my beautiful daughter Robin. Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday. pic.twitter.com/J83clVSyN2
— Senator Bob Dole (@SenatorDole) July 10, 2016
Robin Dole stood quietly next to Bob and Elizabeth Dole as they celebrated each primary-night victory. When Bob Dole announced he was leaving the Senate, she was the unruffled ally standing off to the side offering unspoken affirmation.
Robin Dole has campaigned for her dad since she was five years old and spent nearly 14 years as a lobbyist on Capitol Hill. Yet as the only child of one of the country’s most prominent politicians, she has remained remarkably anonymous for most of her 41 years.
“I am happy to report that my daughter, Robin, grew up to be completely unaffected by the Washington limelight,” Bob wrote in a 1988 autobiography with his wife. Robin Dole is a volunteer at a center for troubled teenage girls. She recently got a master’s degree in psychology.
“I’ve spent my whole life trying to forge my own way,” she said in a past interview at Bob’s presidential campaign headquarters. “I try to limit my own exposure because I have a life I like and don’t want that to change too much.”
Now she’s focusing full-time on her father’s latest campaign. “It’s kind of like our family business,” she said.
Robin Dole Was Born from Bob Dole’s FIrst Marriage with Phyllis Holden
Robin Dole was born on October 15, 1954, from Dole’s first marriage Phyllis Holden, an occupational therapist at a veterans hospital, in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1948, three months after they met. Dole and Holden divorced on January 11, 1972. Holden died on April 22, 2008.
Dole met his second wife, Elizabeth, in 1972. The couple was married on December 6, 1975. They have no children.