Dale Bumpers, who famously referred to himself as the “best lawyer in a one-lawyer town,” died at the age of 90 after a prolonged declining health.
Bumpers served as senator for his home state for almost 25 years, from 1975 until he retired in January 1999. and as the 38th Governor of Arkansas from 1971 until 1975. He made a place for himself in history by giving the final argument against the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in January, 1999.
The family released the following statement:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father and husband, Senator Dale Bumpers He passed away Friday night, January 1, in his home surrounded by our family. We want to thank his many friends and colleagues who have supported him and us over the years. While most people knew him as a great governor, senator and public servant, we remember him best as a loving father and husband who gave us unconditional love and support and whose life provided wonderful guidance on how to be a compassionate and productive person.”