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Monday, March 9, 2009

Woo Pig, Pryor

Posted By on Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 11:26 AM

That UA Board of Trustee appointment is due out today. I'm still betting David Pryor of Fayetteville. He takes a seat held for a term by developer Jim Lindsey, a former Hog football player who retained heavy influence in athletic matters. And a historical footnote: Pryor wacked Lindsey 313,000 to 171,000 in Pryor's 1976 primary run for another term as governor.

UPDATE: It's done.

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LITTLE ROCK – Governor Mike Beebe today named David Pryor of Fayetteville to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

"Senator Pryor's name is synonymous with not only with Arkansas, but with the U of A as well," Beebe said. "It is my honor to fulfill David's wish to help guide the university he has loved and served for his entire adult life."

Pryor, 74, has served Arkansas as governor and in both houses of Congress.  He was named the first dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, and the U of A named the Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History for Pryor and his wife Barbara.  Having earned both bachelor and law degrees from the University of Arkansas, Pryor has occasionally returned to the campus to teach political science courses.

Pryor is on the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and has previously served as Director of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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