Elizabeth Dole, former US Senator from North Carolina - Having served many roles in federal government, Elizabeth Dole started out as Duke University's Student Body President before graduating in 1958. As a Democrat, she worked for the Johnson Administration in 1968. She switched her party affiliation to Independent when Nixon became president and continued to work for the White House. In the mid-70's, before marrying Senator Bob Dole, she switched her party registration once again, becoming a Republican. She went on to serve in the Reagan and Bush administrations before being elected to the US Senate in 2002.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, first lady Michelle Obama and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole gave a special salute to veterans’ caregivers during a Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit in May 2015. (Associated Press)
Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina defeated Elizabeth Dole to win her seat in 2008. She faces a strong challenge from Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives Thom Tillis, a tea party favorite who earned primary endorsements from Mitt Romney and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Tillis has represented North Carolina's 98th District since 2006. (Associated Press)
From left: Frederick Ryan Jr., chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation; former Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole; Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Charles Snelling, chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, unveil the statue of President Reagan, on Nov. 1, 2011, at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (Associated Press)
Elizabeth Dole, who served as the Transportation Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, greets guests Nov. 1, 2011, at the unveiling of a statue of Reagan at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (Associated Press