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Bob Dole as a freshman congressman from Kansas in January 1961 with President Dwight Eisenhower. Photo courtesy of the Dole Archives.

Bob Dole turns 96

Served with 27 New Jerseyans in the House and Senate

By David Wildstein, July 22 2019 9:02 pm


Bob Dole, who turned 96 today, served with 27 New Jerseyans during his 35 years in Congress — five in the Senate, where he represented Kansas from 1969 to 1996, and 22 in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served from 1961 to 1969.  Just two lawmakers who served with Dole in the Senate, Bill Bradley and Nicholas Brady, are still alive.

Top row, left to right: Rep. Hugh Addonizio (D-Newark), Rep. James Auchincloss (R-Rumson), Senator Bill Bradley, Senator Nicholas Brady, Rep. William Cahill (R-Collingswood), Senator Clifford Case, Rep. Dominick Daniels (D-Jersey City), Rep. Florence Dwyer (R-Elizabeth), and Rep. Peter Frelinghuysen (R-Harding).

Second row, left to right: Rep. Cornelius Gallagher (D-Bayonne), Rep. Milton Glenn (R-Margate), Rep. John Hunt (R-Pitman), Rep. Henry Helstoski (D-East Rutherford), Rep. James Howard (D-Spring Lake Heights), Rep. Charles Joelson (D-Paterson), Rep. Paul Krebs (D-Livingston), Senator Frank Lautenberg, and Rep. Thomas McGrath (D-Margate).

Third row, left to right: Rep. Joseph Minish (D-West Orange), Rep. Frank Osmers (D-Haworth), Rep. Edward Patten (D-Perth Amboy), Rep. Peter Rodino (D-Newark), Rep. Charles Sandman (R-Cape May Courthouse), Rep. Frank Thompson (D-Trenton), Rep. George Wallhauser (R-Maplewood), Rep. William Widnall (R-Ridgewood) and Senator Harrison Williams.

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