Creator

Date Original

undated

Description

This collection contains a letter.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Pryor, the Thirty-ninth Governor (1975–1979), was born on August 29, 1934, in Camden, Ouachita County, to William Edgar Pryor and Susan Pryor. His father and grandfather were both sheriffs. His mother was the first Arkansas woman to run for elective office, she ran unsuccessfully for county circuit clerk in 1926; she later won a school board race. Pryor had three siblings. David Hampton Pryor, arguably the most popular Arkansas politician of the modern era, held four different political offices during his career: state House of Representatives member, U.S. congressman, governor, and U.S. senator. A Democrat, Pryor played a crucial role in limiting the rise of Republicanism in Arkansas in the latter decades of the twentieth century. On October 10, 2016, he suffered a stroke that necessitated surgery but has since recovered.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter.

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.049.032

Resource Type

Text

Collection

David Pryor letter, SMC.049.032

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

David Pryor letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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