WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has been presented with an honorary degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
Dean John Broderick and New Hampshire's two senators, Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen, presented the degree to Dole on Thursday in Washington to recognize his work as an advocate for veterans and disability rights.
Dole has worked with UNH Law to establish the Robert J. Dole Veteran Fellowship at the school's Law's Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy to fund the legal education of veterans committed to public service.
Dole and Rudman were colleagues in the U.S. Senate for more than a decade.
Dole was defeated by Bill Clinton in 1996. He was the vice presidential nominee in 1976.
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