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|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
Dale Leon Bumpers
August 12, 1925
Charleston, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||January 1, 2016
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Arkansas
Northwestern University Law School
|Branch/service||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.
Bumpers died on January 1, 2016 at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas from complications from a fall at the age of 90. Bumpers was suffering from Alzheimer's disease at the time of his death.
- Clinton, Bill (2005). My Life. Vintage. ISBN: 1-4000-3003-X.
- Defense Who's Who", Washington Post, January 19, 1999 
- Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture entry: Dale Leon Bumpers
Images for kids
Bumpers with his wife Betty and President Bill Clinton, 1999
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