James E. Proctor, Jr., American politician, died at 79

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James Edward Proctor, Jr., born June 14, 1936 and died on September 10, 2015, he was an American politician who represented district 27A in the Maryland House of Delegates.

James was born in Washington, D.C. on June 14, 1936.

He grew up in Washington and attended Dunbar High School (Washington, D.C.). He served in U.S. Air Force from 1961 to 1962 and again in 1968.

Following the service he entered Bowie State College and earned his B.S. in elementary education in 1969, and then his M.Ed in 1972.

After 17 years as a secondary school principal, Proctor retired from the education arena and now devotes himself full-time to the political arena. He died on September 10, 2015 of heart disease.

James became a member of the House of Delegates in May of 1990 when he was appointed to fill the vacancy caused by Delegate William R. McCaffrey retired.

He served as the vice-chairman of the House Appropriations Committee until his death in 2015.

James also served on the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, the Spending Affordability Committee and was a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.

James E. Proctor, Jr. died at age 79 on September 10, 2015.

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