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Dole Institute to Host Birthday Celebration

Bob DoleA community celebration is scheduled for July 22 on the University of Kansas campus to mark the 90th birthday of former Kansas Senator and Russell native Bob Dole.

The event will be held at the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence where the former Republican U.S. Senator's archives are housed. The institute opened in 2003.

Dole is not expected to attend.

Dole served in the U.S. Senate from 1969 until 1996, when he retired to run for president but lost to Democratic incumbent Bill Clinton. Dole is a World War II veteran who served in Europe, where he was severely wounded in battle in Italy.

Activities scheduled for the birthday celebration include serving cupcakes, story time, making political buttons and the signing of a card wishing the senator a happy birthday.

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