|United States Senator
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1999
|Preceded by||William Fulbright|
|Succeeded by||Blanche L. Lincoln|
|38th Governor of Arkansas|
January 12, 1971 – January 3, 1975
|Lieutenant||Bob C. Riley|
|Preceded by||Winthrop Rockefeller|
|Succeeded by||Bob C. Riley
as Acting Governor
|Born||Dale Leon Bumpers
August 12, 1925
Charleston, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||January 1, 2016
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Betty Flanagan Bumpers|
|Alma mater||University of Arkansas
Northwestern University Law School
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1943-1946|
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.
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Bumpers, Dale (1925– )". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001057. Retrieved 2007-04-22.
- "Former United States Senator and Governor of Arkansas Dale Bumpers Dies at 90". Arkansas Matters.com. http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/former-united-states-senator-and-governor-of-arkansas-dale-bumpers-dies-at-90. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
- "Former Sen. Dale Bumpers dies at 90". Arkansas Times.com. http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2016/01/02/former-sen-dale-bumpers-dies-at-90. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Clinton, Bill (2005). My Life. Vintage. ISBN 1-4000-3003-X.
- Complete text and audio and video of Dale Bumpers' Closing Defense Arguments at the Impeachment Trial of William Jefferson Clinton
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Defense Who's Who", Washington Post, January 19, 1999 
- Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture entry: Dale Leon Bumpers
- Transcript: Former Senator Dale Bumpers – Senate Floor January 21, 1999