Bumpers, Dale

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Dale Leon Bumpers was one of the state's most successful politicians in the last half of the twentieth century. As governor, Bumpers initiated the enactment of historic legislation, including a restructuring of the tax system and a reorganization of the state's government, and as a U.S. senator (1975-1999), he was a fiscally conservative, socially liberal legislator recognized for his oratorical skills."--Dale Leon Bumpers (1925-)," Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. http://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?search=1&entryID=591 (accessed September 27, 2007).

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