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Dale Bumpers

American politician

Dale Leon Bumpers (August 12, 1925 – January 1, 2016) was an American politician. He served as the 38th Governor of Arkansas from 1971 to 1975. Bumpers served in the United States Senate from 1975 until his retirement in January 1999.

Dale Bumpers
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United States Senator
from Arkansas
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1999
Preceded byWilliam Fulbright
Succeeded byBlanche L. Lincoln
38th Governor of Arkansas
In office
January 12, 1971 – January 3, 1975
LieutenantBob C. Riley
Preceded byWinthrop Rockefeller
Succeeded byBob C. Riley
as Acting Governor
Personal details
Born
Dale Leon Bumpers

(1925-08-12)August 12, 1925
Charleston, Arkansas, U.S.
DiedJanuary 1, 2016(2016-01-01) (aged 90)
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Betty Bumpers
Alma materUniversity of Arkansas
Northwestern University Law School
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Marine Corps[1]
Years of service1943-1946

After his retirement from the Senate, Bumpers, a self-declared close friend of President Clinton, acted as defense attorney during Clinton's impeachment trial. He gave an impassioned closing argument during the Senate trial.

Bumpers died on January 1, 2016 at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas from complications from a fall at the age of 90.[2] Bumpers was suffering from Alzheimer's disease at the time of his death.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bumpers, Dale (1925– )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2007-04-22.
  2. "Former United States Senator and Governor of Arkansas Dale Bumpers Dies at 90". Arkansas Matters.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  3. "Former Sen. Dale Bumpers dies at 90". Arkansas Times.com. Retrieved January 2, 2016.

Other websitesEdit

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