Conservative and GOP leaders we lost in 2021

Conservative and GOP leaders we lost in 2021


The past year has seen the deaths of a number of prominent figures in conservative and Republican politics.

Bob Dole
One of the most notable Republicans who died this year was 1996 Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole. Though perhaps best known as a presidential candidate, Dole was also a World War II veteran, longtime congressman, Senate majority leader, and even a vice presidential candidate in 1976 (his Democratic counterpart, Walter Mondale, also died earlier this year).

Well known for his humor and frequently parodied on Saturday Night Live, Dole left office following the 1996 election but remained active in politics well into his 90s. Dole stayed in Washington in retirement and was instrumental in establishing the

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