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Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole celebrated his 90th birthday Monday, and the University of Kansas in Lawrence is celebrating his life of public service.

The event Monday will be held at the Dole Institute of Politics where the former Republican U.S. senator's archives are housed. The institute opened in 2003. Dole is not expected to attend.

Dole served in the U.S. Senate from 1969 until 1996, when he retired to run for president but lost to Democratic incumbent Bill Clinton. Dole is a World War II veteran who served in Europe, where he was severely wounded in battle in Italy.