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Dale Leon Bumpers

governor , Lawyer , senator

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.

Achievements

  • Bar: Arkansas 1952.

Religion

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

Politics

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

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).

Interests

  • Other 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