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David Pryor

Personal data
Date of birthAugust 29, 1934(age 82)
Place of birthCamden, Arkansas
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseBarbara Jean Lunsford
Alma materHenderson State Teacher's College
University of Arkansas
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
In officeJanuary 3, 1979 - January 3, 1997
Succeeded byTim Hutchinson
Preceded byKaneaster Hodges, Jr.
39th Governor of Arkansas
In officeJanuary 14, 1975 - January 3, 1979
LieutenantJoe Purcell
Succeeded byJoe Purcell (acting)
Preceded byBob C. Riley (acting)
Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging
In officeJanuary 3, 1989 - January 3, 1995
Succeeded byWilliam Cohen
Preceded byJohn Melcher
Democratic Conference Secretary of the United States Senate
In officeJanuary 3, 1989 - January 3, 1995
LeaderGeorge J. Mitchell
Succeeded byBarbara Mikulski
Preceded byDaniel Inouye
Chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party
In officeSeptember 2008 - February 2009
Succeeded byTodd Turner
Preceded byBill Gwatney

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


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