Former senator, Wayne Dowd, dies at 74 | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Former senator, Wayne Dowd, dies at 74

Posted By on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 10:04 AM

Wayne Dowd, a Texarkana lawyer who was a long-time power in the Arkansas Senate, where he served from 1978 through 2000, died this morning in Hot Springs. He was 74. He was in Hot Springs for the annual meeting of the Arkansas Bar Association, where he was to be honored for 50 years of legal service. Texarkana Funeral Home will be handling arrangements.

A Democrat, Dowd was a chair of the Judiciary Committee. His work included significant contributions to reworking the state's juvenile code.


Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Trump's 'deal' on wall and dreamers is no bargain

    Donald Trump unveiled his great plan today — temporary protection for "dreamers" in return for  $5.7 billion worth of wall — but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has already explained why it falls short and some on is side are already crying "no amnesty."
    • Jan 19, 2019
  • An open line for reproductive justice

    Rain drove the speakers inside to the old Senate chamber at the state Capitol, but the rally for reproductive justice went on today as does the fight in a state where the majority who assemble at the Capitol most often act to restrict women's medical rights. The line is open on this and other topics.
    • Jan 19, 2019
  • Cotton, Boozman propose estate tax bonanza for billionaires

    Tom Cotton and John Boozman are dishonestly touting legislation that is a bonanza for the super wealthy as help for small businesses and farmers.
    • Jan 19, 2019
  • More »

Readers also liked…


Most Recent Comments


© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation