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).
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Civil Rights Library of St. Augustine (Proctor Library)
- Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture (Richard C. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies)
- Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement (Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill))