Dole, Elizabeth Hanford

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Elizabeth Hanford "Liddy" Dole was born July 29, 1936 in Salisbury, North Carolina. Born Elizabeth Hanford, she attended Duke University, graduating in 1958, obtaining a master's degree in education from Harvard University in 1960 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1965. She married Senator Robert J. Dole as his second wife on December 6, 1975. She moved to Washington, DC as a Democrat in 1966, working on issues concerning the handicapped. She was deputy director of the Office of Consumer Affairs at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. In 1968 she became an independent and worked in the Nixon White House as executive director of the President's Committee for Consumer Interests. From 1971 to 1973, she served as the assistant to Nixon's advisor on consumer affairs. Nixon appointed her to a seven-year term on the Federal Trade Commission. In 1975, she became a Republican. Dole served as the eighth Secretary of Transportation from February 7, 1983 to September 30, 1987. As Secretary, she highlighted many safety-related issues, resulting in deadlines for installing air bags and other passive restraints in motor vehicles, major increases in seat belt usage by the public, and incentives to manufacturers to equip new cars with air bags. She helped to engineer the transfer of Washington's National and Dulles Airports from the FAA to a regional authority, and was a leader in privatizing federal assets, including the $1.9 billion sale of Conrail. One of her most famous accomplishments during her tenure was the mandatory implementation of the third brake light on all passenger cars. Dole served as Secretary of Labor from January 25, 1989 to November 23, 1990. While Secretary, she negotiated a raise in the minimum wage and youth training wage. She appointed the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills, which prepared national competency guidelines. She initiated efforts to break the "glass ceiling" restricting movement of women and minorities into high executive positions. She obtained agreement by parties to the Pittston, Virginia, coal strike to accept mediation which led to a settlement. From 1991 to January 1999 she was president of the American Red Cross. She was elected to the United States Senate in November 2002 to represent North Carolina for a term ending in 2009.

From the description of Dole, Elizabeth Hanford, 1936- (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10568276

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referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1939-2004, 1955-1989 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Chronological Files
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Telephone Logs
referencedIn Videotape collection, 1977-1988 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Little, George Edward, 1921-. Papers, 1982-1992. Vermont Historical Society
referencedIn Records of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 1966 - 2007. Public Information Films and Television Spots. 1976 - 1977. Elizabeth Hanford Dole Television Spot
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Cabinet Council Meeting Files
referencedIn Hugh Morton Photographs and Films,  , late 1920s-2006, (bulk 1940s-1990s) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. North Carolina Collection.
referencedIn Roderick Nordell papers, 1948-2000. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's White House Staffing Memorandums
referencedIn Papers and artifacts, 1905-2004. University of Oklahoma, Bizzell Memorial Library
referencedIn Gregg, Hugh, 1917-. The presidential campaigns of Bob Dole, 1979-1996. NHAIS, NH Automated Information System
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Invitation Files
referencedIn News Service Biographical Files, ., circa 1930s - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Files on Women's Issues
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Event Files
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Subject Files
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Chronological Files from Charlotte Ellis
referencedIn Biographical Reference Collection, ., 1972 - 2004 University Archives, Duke University.
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Economic Recovery Program Files
referencedIn Yeosock, John J. John J. Yeosock photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Boyer, Ernest L. Cassette tapes of University of Virginia events [manuscript], 1981-1990. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn June 2000 - Quarterly (#6006) Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn National Organization for Women. [Videotape collection: reels 1-283] [videorecording]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Duke University. Order of the White Duchy. Order of the White Duchy records, 1925-1968. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Morton, Hugh M. Hugh Morton photographs and films: People and events, late 1920s-early 2000s (bulk 1940s-1990s) (Series 2). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Memorandums from Senior Staff
referencedIn Williams, Helene Kravadze, d. 1993. Helene Kravadze Williams papers, 1932-1987. Historical Society of Washington, Dc
referencedIn Sive, David. The David Sive Archive: Pioneering Environmental Litigation, 1962-1992. New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Correspondence
referencedIn Sturkey, Don. Don Sturkey photographic materials, 1951-1989. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn President Ford Committee Records. 1975 - 1977. Vice Presidential Campaign Subject Files
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Reports
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's External Reports
creatorOf Records of the White House Office of Public Liaison (Reagan Administration). 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989. Elizabeth H. Dole's Presidential Scheduling Proposal Files
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associatedWith Little, George Edward, 1921- person
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associatedWith Nordell, Roderick. person
associatedWith Sive, David. person
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correspondedWith Williams, Helene Kravadze, d. 1993. person
associatedWith Yeosock, John J. person
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