Plen Plodgander

Events

Born In Salisbury, North Carolina

1936

Graduates from Duke University with a bachelor's degree in political science

1958

Graduates from Harvard Law School

1965

Works at the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare as staff assistant

1966

Works for Committee on Consumer Interests

1968

Appointed to the Federal Trade Commision

1973

Marries Bob Dole December 6

1975

Helps with her husband's vice-presidential campaign

1976

Serves as secretary of transportation

1983

Elected US senator from North Carolina

2002