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Sen. David Pryor recovering from stroke

Oct 12, 2016

Former U.S. Senator and Arkansas Governor David Pryor, 82, suffered a stroke Monday and is in recovery after surgery, the University of Arkansas System announced Monday.

The UA System, where Pryor serves as a trustee, said he was transported to a local hospital and was in recovery after surgery it described as successful.

Pryor’s son, former U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, said in a 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.”

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