Former Senator David Pryor Recovering From Stroke


LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Former U.S. Sen. David Pryor is recovering in the hospital after having a stroke on Monday night (Oct. 10).

Pryor, 82, a University of Arkansas Board of Trustees member, was taken to a local hospital where he underwent a seemingly successful surgery, according to a U of A Systems press release.

Pryor was scheduled to participate in a joint lecture with Roy Reed at the University of Arkansas on Tuesday night as part of the Hartman Hotz lecture series.

Former Sen. Mark Pryor, his son, released the following statement:

“Our whole family is very grateful for the care our dad has received, and we are hopeful for a full and quick recovery. We know that the next 48 hours are critical in my father’s care and therefore respectfully ask that you honor our family’s request for much needed privacy and refrain from any calls or visits at this time. We will issue another statement in the upcoming days and in the interim just humbly ask for your simple prayers.”

U.S. Sen. John Boozman also released a statement:

“I’m very saddened to hear the news about David Pryor, whose legacy of service to the people of Arkansas during his time as governor and as a U.S. Senator is undeniable. Cathy and I are praying for his full and speedy recovery and encourage every Arkansan to keep the Pryor family in their thoughts and prayers.”

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