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A Calm, Effective Political Figure in Arkansas Politics

Museum of American History, Cabot Public Schools
Joe Edward Purcell being sworn in for his six-day stint as acting governor; 1979.

From holding office to running the state's Democrat Party, for years Joe Purcell was in the middle of Arkansas politics. We remember him in this week's archives provided by the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History with our guide, Randy Dixon.

Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large.
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