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Dale Leon Bumpers

Dale L. Bumpers, American former senator, governor, lawyer. Bar: Arkansas 1952. President Charleston School Board, 1969-1970, Chamber of C, Charleston. Member Charleston Chamber of Commerce (president).

Background

  • BUMPERS, Dale was born on August 12, 1925 in Charleston, Arkansas, United States. Son of William Rufus and Lattie (nee Jones) Bumpers.

  • Education

    • Student, University Arkansas, 1948. Juris Doctor, Northwestern University, 1951.

    Career

    • President Charleston Hardware and Furniture Company, 1951—1966. City attorney Charleston, Arkansas, 1952-1970. Special justice Arkansas Supreme Court, 1968.

      Operator Angus cattle farm, 1966-1970. Governor State of Arkansas, Little Rock, 1971—1975. United States Senator from Arkansas, 1975—1999.

      Attorney Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn (now Arent Fox LLP), Washington, since 2000. Director Center for Defense Information, 1999. Member appropriations committee, energy and natural resources committee, small business committee, senate Democratic policy committee.

      Sergeant United States Marine Corps, 1943-1946.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arkansas 1952.

    Politics

    When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts, share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.

    Membership

    President Charleston School Board, 1969-1970, Chamber of C, Charleston. Member Charleston Chamber of Commerce (president).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, tennis, hunting.

    Connections

    • Married Betty Lou Flanagan, September 4, 1949. Children: Dale Brent, William Mark, Margaret Brooke.
    • father: William Rufus Bumpers
    • mother: Lattie (Jones) Bumpers
    • spouse: Betty Lou Flanagan
    • children: Dale Brent Bumpers
    • William Mark Bumpers
    • Margaret Brooke Bumpers
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    Nationality
    • 1948
      University Arkansas
    • 1951
      Northwestern University
    • 1951 - 1966
      President, Charleston Hardware and Furniture Company
    • 1952 - 1970
      city attorney, Charleston
      Arkansas, United States
    • 1966 - 1970
      operator Angus cattle farm
    • 1968
      special justice Arkansas Supreme Court
    • 1971 - 1975
      governor State of Arkansas
      Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
    • 1975 - 1999
      United States Senator from Arkansas
    • 1999
      director, Center for Defense Information
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