Elizabeth Dole

Elizabeth Dole launched her public service career in 1960 working on the Kennedy-Johnson presidential campaign, and served in several administrations – up to and including the cabinet secretaryships of Transportation and Labor (under different presidents).
Dole also served as president of the American Red Cross during the 1990s, and U.S. senator from her native North Carolina in the 2000s. In between, she assisted in her husband Bob’s presidential campaign.
After Bob’s stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Dole in 2012 founded the Elizabeth Dole Foundation “to support military caregivers after witnessing the hardships these spouses, parents, siblings and friends of wounded, ill and injured veterans and servicemembers face.”
Dole received the Legion's Distinguished Service Medal at the 100th National Convention in Minneapolis.

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