David Pryor, Member, CPB Board of Directors

David Pryor, who joined the CPB Board in November 2006, has had a distinguished career in public service, most notably as state legislator, congressman, governor, and United States Senator from Arkansas.

Mr. Pryor first won election in 1960 to the Arkansas Legislature, where he served until his election to the United States Congress in 1966. He served three full terms in the House before returning to Arkansas. Elected Governor in 1975, he served four years before being elected to the United States Senate in 1978. Mr. Pryor was reelected in 1984 and 1990, serving three full terms before his retirement in January, 1997. He was chairman of the Special Committee on Aging during the 101st through 103rd Congresses.

Before entering politics, Mr. Pryor practiced law in his home town of Camden, Arkansas, where he also founded and published the Ouachita Citizen. Following his retirement from the Senate, he returned to Arkansas and served as dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock from 2004 to 2006. For two years, he was Director of the John F. Kennedy School of Government's Institute of Politics at Harvard University.

Mr. Pryor is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas Law School. He resides in Little Rock with his wife Barbara.

His term expires in 2014.

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