Proctor, Samuel DeWitt
Samuel DeWitt Proctor, Th.D. is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University and the Pastor Emeritus of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. He earned a doctorate in theology at Boston University, became president of two colleges -- Virginia Union, his Alma Mater and North Carolina A&T -- and served as associate director of the Peace Corps under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. He was also a speechwriter for Hubert Humphrey's presidential campaign of 1968, was Associate General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, and headed up the Institute for Services to Education. Ultimately he served as Lyman Beecher Lecturer at Yale in 1990, professor at Vanderbilt University, United Theological Seminary, and Duke University. He lives in New Jersey.