WASHINGTON - Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is
hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, undergoing therapy
after recovering from pneumonia, his spokesman says.
Dole, 86, was admitted to the military hospital about three
weeks ago with a respiratory condition, spokesman Michael Marshall
said Monday. Dole recuperated from his bout with pneumonia but has
remained at Walter Reed to regain strength from earlier surgery on
his left knee, Marshall said.
Dole overcame disabling war wounds to forge a 36-year political
career. In the early 1990s, he underwent successful surgery for
He served four terms in the House before he was elected to the
Senate in 1968. He retired from the Senate in 1996 to run for
president against Democrat Bill Clinton.