Robin Dole is the only child of Bob Dole and his first wife, Phyllis Holden. The 67-year-old was born and raised in Kansas and later moved to Washington DC. Bob Dole's daughter, Robin Dole, helped her dad in his political campaigns without asking for an official post.
Robin Dole lost her mother, Phyllis, on April 22, 2008. Bob and Holden tied the knots in 1948 and divorced on January 11, 1972, after 26 years into their marriage. Following the divorce, Bob married Mary Elizabeth Alexander Hanford in 1975.
The couple was married until Bob Dole's death on December 5, 2021, at 98. Bob was an American politician and attorney who represented Kansas in the United States and was the Republican Leader of the Senate during the final 11 years of his tenure.
Even Mary Elizabeth Alexander is active in the political scenarios; she served in the Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush administrations. Though the former couple had no children, Hanford adopted Bob Dole's daughter, Robin.
Coming back to Robin Dole now, is she married and has children?
Numerous sources claim Robin Dole is married though her husband's name is not publicly available. While some also assume Robin Dole is gay, but there are no reliable sources to confirm the news of her being gay. However, we know that she is married and has two kids.
Surprisingly, not only Robin Dole's husband's name but Bob Dole's grandchildren's names are also not known. The reports suggest the two kids of Robin are twins.
Robin Dole was a student of Virginia Tech University and had a degree in Psychology. Following her graduation, she worked as a lobbyist and secretary.
Despite being the daughter of one of the most powerful people in the United States, the 67-year-old chose to live an ordinary life, with basic dreams and simple goals in her life.
We found an old article (dates back to 1996) from Baltimore Sun, and it was more than enough to describe her simplicity. The outlet mentioned, Robin Dole, who lived near Bob Dole in the Washington area almost her entire life, remained virtually unseen and unheard by the public eye.
Archive photo: Bob Dole wished his daughter, Robin Dole, a happy birthday on October 19, 2018. He wrote, "Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter, Robin. I love you to the moon and back."
Somehow, in her first-ever extended interview in 1996, Robin Dole said, "My father has been in Congress 35 years. That's the majority of my life."
The outlet described Robin Dole's life as "strikingly ordinary." The 67-year-old was a Girl Scout, a pre-teen who fantasized about dating a Beatle band's frontman, Paul McCartney.
Robin was not all wrong when she said, "That's the majority of my life," as she started campaigning for her father at age five. The Baltimore Sun wrote she was basically a girl with a pigtail, wearing a homemade skirt, and said, "I am for my daddy, are you?"
One of Robin's friends, Walt Riker, said,
"If I had to use a word to describe [Robin Dole], it would be a real 'trouper.'. She'll step into the Bob Dole arena when it's warranted or needed, but she's not consumed by it."
Robin Dole's then-boyfriend, Roger Schwartz, said,
"When we're out with friends, we're fairly apolitical. We talk about our lives, our jobs, our families. She kind of looks at us as a sanctuary away from politics. She's not, like, a really complicated person."