Dolan was also, during the mid to late 1970s, in the leadership of Christian Voice, "the nation"s oldest conservative Christian lobby". While Dolan was a proponent of family values and the organizations he led were persistently critical of gay rights, he was revealed to have been a closeted homosexual who frequented gay bars in Washington, District of Columbia He died from complications of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome at the age of 36. College Republicans
A native of Connecticut, Dolan became active in politics during his teens as a Republican volunteer.
At age 21, he worked as a paid organizer in Richard Nixon"s 1972 presidential re-election campaign.
The following year, he was a candidate for chairman of the College Republican National Committee but lost to Karl Rove. Christian Voice to Moral Majority
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He co-authored Reagan: A President Succeeds with Gregory Fossedal.