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Dale Bumpers

Personal data
Date of birthAugust 12, 1925(age 91)
Place of birthCharleston, Arkansas
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseBetty Flanagan Bumpers
Alma materUniversity of Arkansas
Northwestern University Law School
ReligionMethodist
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1943-1946
In officeJanuary 3, 1975 - January 3, 1999
Succeeded byBlanche L. Lincoln
Preceded byWilliam Fulbright
38th Governor of Arkansas
In officeJanuary 12, 1971 - January 3, 1975
LieutenantBob C. Riley
Succeeded byBob C. Riley (acting)
Preceded byWinthrop Rockefeller

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Dale Leon Bumpers (born August 12, 1925) is an American politician who served as the 38th Governor of Arkansas from 1971 to 1975; and then in the United States Senate from 1975 until his retirement in January 1999. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Senator Bumpers is currently counsel at the Washington, D.C. office of law firm Arent Fox LLP, where his clients include Riceland Foods and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.


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