April 29, 2011
Missouri native and Desha County resident Xenaphon Overton (X. O.) Pindall served as acting governor of the state when Governor John Little was disabled. An Arkansas City (Desha County) attorney, Pindall served in both the Arkansas House of Representatives and Senate in the early part of the twentieth century. He served as acting governor from 1907 to 1909, dealing mainly with administrative details. After leaving the governor’s office, he returned to the Senate until 1911. He died in 1935.