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David Pryor
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Chair of the Arkansas Democratic Party
In office
September 5, 2008 – January 28, 2009
Preceded by Bill Gwatney
Succeeded by Todd Turner
Secretary of the Senate Democratic Conference
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1995
Leader George J. Mitchell
Preceded by Daniel Inouye
Succeeded by Barbara Mikulski
Chair of the Senate Aging Committee
In office
January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1995
Preceded by John Melcher
Succeeded by William Cohen
United States Senator
from Arkansas
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1997
Preceded by Kaneaster Hodges Jr.
Succeeded by Tim Hutchinson
39th Governor of Arkansas
In office
January 14, 1975 – January 3, 1979
Lieutenant Joe Purcell
Preceded by Bob C. Riley (Acting)
Succeeded by Joe Purcell (Acting)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 4th district
In office
November 8, 1966 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by Oren Harris
Succeeded by Ray Thornton
Personal details
Born
David Hampton Pryor

August 29, 1934 (1934-08-29) (age 87)
Camden, Arkansas, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Barbara Lunsford
Children Mark
Education Henderson State University (BA)
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (LLB)

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.

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.

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