Senator Elizabeth Dole has been an important figure in politics for many years, serving as the Secretary of Transportation under President Ronald Reagan and the Secretary of Labor under President George H.W. Bush. She then became President of the American Red Cross. In 2003, Dole served as North Carolina’s first female Senator. During her time in the legislature, Dole was the first woman to serve as chairwoman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. After leaving Congress, Dole established the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, which is dedicated to helping caregivers of wounded warriors.
Dole earned her B.A. from Duke University, M.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and J.D. from Harvard Law School.
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