Former Arkansas governor and senator dies at 89

David Pryor, a Democrat who served as governor of Arkansas and represented the state in both houses of Congress, died Saturday at 89.

Over almost 40 years in politics, Pryor served in the Arkansas House of Representatives before moving to the lower chamber of Congress, spent one term as governor of the Natural State, and represented it in the Senate for 18 years. His son Mark Pryor, who occupied the same Senate seat he did for two terms in the 21st century, said he died at his home in Little Rock, Arkansas, surrounded by family members.

Bill Clinton, a fellow former Democratic governor of Arkansas, offered condolences to the Pryor family in a statement, calling Pryor “one of Arkansas’ greatest servant leaders and one of the finest people I have ever known.” The former
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