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Pryor Takes Father's Old Seat

Januray 7, 2003
Posted at: 6:10 p.m. CDT

WASHNGTON -- Mark Pryor is now a U.S. senator. Pryor was sworn in at a ceremony Tuesday in Washington at the Senate chamber.

He takes the seat once held by his father, David Pryor, who escorted his son. The state's other senator, Democrat Blanche Lincoln, stood behind Mark Pryor during the proceeding. Former Senator Dale Bumpers was also on hand.

Vice President Dick Cheney administered the oath of office to new senators, who were sworn in in groups of four.

Pryor, a Democrat, beat incumbent Tim Hutchinson in the November general election, unseating the state's first popularly-elected Republican senator.

Pryor spent this morning in his Senate office -- where he was still learning how to use the telephone system. Pryor's 40th birthday is Friday.

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