David Pryor

American politician

David Hampton Pryor (born August 29, 1934) is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. Pryor also served as 39th Governor of Arkansas from 1975 to 1979 and was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1960 to 1966.

David Pryor
Chair of the Arkansas Democratic Party
In office
September 5, 2008 – January 28, 2009
Preceded byBill Gwatney
Succeeded byTodd Turner
Secretary of the Senate Democratic Conference
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1995
LeaderGeorge J. Mitchell
Preceded byDaniel Inouye
Succeeded byBarbara Mikulski
Chair of the Senate Aging Committee
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byJohn Melcher
Succeeded byWilliam Cohen
United States Senator
from Arkansas
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byKaneaster Hodges Jr.
Succeeded byTim Hutchinson
39th Governor of Arkansas
In office
January 14, 1975 – January 3, 1979
LieutenantJoe Purcell
Preceded byBob C. Riley (Acting)
Succeeded byJoe Purcell (Acting)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 4th district
In office
November 8, 1966 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byOren Harris
Succeeded byRay Thornton
Personal details
David Hampton Pryor

(1934-08-29) August 29, 1934 (age 89)
Camden, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Barbara Lunsford
EducationHenderson State University (BA)
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (LLB)

Pryor served as the interim chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party, following Bill Gwatney's assassination.

Pryor was born in Camden, the seat of Ouachita County in southern Arkansas, to William Edgar Pryor and the former Susan Newton.[1]

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