Former U.S. senator, presidential candidate Bob Dole to lie in state in Capitol

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World War Two seasoned and erstwhile Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole attends Memorial Day services astatine the World War II Memorial successful Washington, U.S., November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

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WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Senator Bob Dole, a three-time Republican statesmanlike campaigner and decorated World War Two veteran, volition prevarication successful authorities connected Thursday successful the rotunda of the Capitol wherever helium served for 36 years.

Members of Congress and different invited guests volition wage their respects to Dole, who represented Kansas successful the House of Representatives for 8 years and past successful the Senate from 1969-1996, including 2 stints arsenic bulk leader. He died successful his slumber connected Sunday astatine property 98 aft a lung crab diagnosis earlier this year. work much

Dole was awarded 2 Purple Hearts from the U.S. subject during World War Two for wounds suffered successful combat.

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He sought the presidency 3 times and was his party's nominee successful 1996 erstwhile helium mislaid to Democratic President Bill Clinton. He was besides President Gerald Ford's moving mate successful the 1976 predetermination won by Democrat Jimmy Carter.

Dole's assemblage is acceptable to get connected Thursday greeting and volition prevarication successful authorities until Friday morning. He is the 33rd idiosyncratic to person that honor.

No nationalist viewing volition instrumentality spot due to the fact that of the COVID-19 pandemic, though invited guests volition beryllium contiguous and President Joe Biden is expected to present remarks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bureau said.

Dole's ceremonial volition beryllium held connected Friday astatine the Washington National Cathedral.

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Reporting by Moira Warburton; Editing by Scott Malone and Peter Cooney

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