Betty Bumpers in 1999
|First Lady of Arkansas|
January 12, 1971 – January 3, 1975
|Preceded by||Jeannette Edris Rockefeller|
|Succeeded by||Claudia Riley (acting)|
Betty Lou Flanagan
January 11, 1925
Franklin County, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||November 23, 2018 (aged 93)|
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
|Known for||Advocacy for immunizations and world peace|
She was an activist for childhood immunizations and world peace. She and Rosalynn Carter ran a successful campaign to ensure that all American school children were immunized. She was also the widow of Dale Bumpers, former State governor and U.S. Senator.
References[change | change source]
- Lockwood, Frank (2016-01-03). "1st lady for 11 days, Claudia Riley dies; Arkadelphian a Democrat stalwart". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Retrieved 2015-10-12.
- "Betty Bumpers (1925–)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture.
- "Betty Bumpers". National Women's Hall of Fame.
- "Former Arkansas first lady Betty Bumpers dies at 93". Arkansas Online. November 23, 2018.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Betty Bumpers Childhood Immunization Project Papers, University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections