[photo, James E. Proctor, Jr., Maryland State Delegate] JAMES E. PROCTOR, JR. (1936-2015)
Democrat, District 27A, Charles & Prince George's Counties

Member of House of Delegates, May 1990 to September 10, 2015 (representing District 27, Prince George's County, 1990-94; District 27A, Prince George's County, 1994-2002; District 27A, Calvert & Prince George's Counties, 2002-14; District 27A, Charles & Prince George's Counties, January 14 to to September 10, 2015). Vice-Chair, Appropriations Committee, 2007-15 (member, 1992-2015; oversight committee on program open space & agricultural preservation, 1993-99; education & economic development subcommittee, 1995-2006, 2011-15, chair, 2002-06, vice-chair, 1995-2002; oversight committee on pensions, 1995-2006, 2011-15, chair, 1995-2002; capital budget subcommittee, 1995-2011, 2013-15; juvenile services work group, 2005-06; public safety & administration subcommittee, 2007-15; oversight committee on personnel, 2007-15; health & human resources subcommittee, 2011-15; transportation & the environment subcommittee, 2011-15). Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1990-92; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 1993-2003. House Chair, Joint Committee on Pensions, 1995-2002. Member, Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility, 2003-04; Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, 2007-15. House Chair, Spending Affordability Committee, 2015 (member, 2007-10, 2013-15). Past vice-chair, Prince George's County Delegation (member & past chair, county affairs committee). Member, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Legislative Black Caucus), 1990-2015 (chair, historically black colleges & universities committee, 2001-15; member, budget committee, 2000, nominating committee, 2000, judicial nominating committee, 2000-15, protocol committee, 2000-15); Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-15; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-15; Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2006-15.

Vice-Chair and member, Landlord-Tenant Commission, Prince George's County, 1982-85. Member, U.S. 301 South Corridor Transportation Study Task Force, 1994-96; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 1994-2015; Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-98. Board of Directors, Maryland School for the Blind, 2003-08. Member, State Planning Committee for Higher Education, 2004; University System of Maryland Financial Aid Task Force, 2004; Cheltenham Youth Facility Advisory Board, 2005-15; State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services, 2009-15.

Born in Washington, DC, June 14, 1936. Attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Washington, DC. Served in U.S. Air Force, 1961-62, 1968. Bowie State College, B.S. (elementary education), 1969, M.Ed. (administration), 1972. Retired school teacher and principal. Virology research technician, National Institutes of Health (10 years). Principal, Prince George's County School System (17 years) at Kettering Middle School, Upper Marlboro, and Andrew Jackson Middle School, Forestville, Maryland. President, Cedarville Citizens Association (12 years). Member, governing body, Southern Maryland Health Systems Agency, Prince George's County, 1980-82. Member, National Education Association; Maryland State Teachers Association; Prince George's Educators Association; Association of School-Based Administrators and Supervisors. Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., Award, House of Delegates, 2010. Champion of Education Award, Maryland Chapter, Council for American Private Education, 2014. Member, St. Mary's of Piscataway Catholic Church, Clinton, Maryland. Married; two children; three grandchildren. Died in Washington, DC, September 10, 2015.

In April 2017, Bowie State University's Center for Learning and Technology was named the James E. Proctor, Jr., Building in honor of Delegate Proctor. At the same time, a scholarship fund was started in his name.

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