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Factbox-Facts about the late former Senator Bob Dole

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(Reuters) – Former Republican U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole, 98, died on Sunday. Here are some facts about him: * Robert Joseph Dole was born on July 22, 1923, one of four children of a grain elevator manager and traveling saleswoman in Russell, Kansas. During the Great Depression of the 1930s his family moved into their basement and rented out the rest of their home. Dole later went to the University of Kansas and played basketball under legendary coach Phog Allen. * After serving in the Kansas legislature, Dole was elected to the U.S House of Representatives in 1960. He wa…

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