Betty F. Bumpers

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Betty F. Bumpers "is founder and president of Peace Links, Washington, D.C., organized in 1982 to involve mainstream, grassroots citizens in activities that promote alternatives to violence. During her husband's tenure as governor of Arkansas, Bumpers was the leader of a successful immunization program for children, later adopted by governor's wives from other states, including Rosalynn Carter. In 1991, Bumpers and Carter founded Every Child by Two to promote early childhood immunization. Bumpers has received many awards, including the Distinguished Citizen Award from the National Peace Foundation and the Woman Who Makes a Difference Award from the International Woman's Forum in Boston. A former art teacher, Bumpers studied at Iowa State University, the University of Arkansas, and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts." [1]

She is the wife of Senator Dale Bumpers.

Resources and articles


  1. Institute Welcomes New Board of Directors, USIP, accessed July 19, 2007.
  2. Who We Are, Partners for Peace, accessed July 19, 2007.