- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A memorial service has been scheduled in Little Rock for Dale Bumpers, the former U.S. senator and Arkansas governor who died last week.

The service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church for Bumpers. Bumpers, who was 90, died Friday night in Little Rock.

Bumpers was a little-known lawyer from Charleston when he defeated former Gov. Orval Faubus for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1970, then defeated incumbent Republican Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller in the general election. Four years later he defeated incumbent U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright in the Democratic primary and won the seat in the Senate.

Bumpers delivered an impassioned defense of Bill Clinton during the former president’s impeachment trial in 1999.


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