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Arthur Luther Whitaker

Arthur Luther Whitaker, American minister, psychologist. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1954; licensed counseling psychologist and health provider, Massachusetts; diplomate International Academy Behavioral Medicine, American Board Forensic Examiners and Medicine, American College Forensic Examiners, American Board Psychological Superior vena cava syndrome.

Background

  • Whitaker, Arthur Luther was born on July 23, 1921 in Malden, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robert William and Elizabeth Arveen (Hinton) Whitaker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Gordon College, 1949. Bachelor's Degree, Harvard University, 1952. MST, Andover Newton Theological Seminary, 1954.

      Doctor in Ministry, Andover Newton Theological Seminary, 1973.

    Career

    • Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1950-1955;field representative, American Baptist Home Mission, New York City, 1955-1956;pastor, Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Rochester, New York, 1956-1966;pastor, Pilgrim Baptist Church, St. Paul, 1966-1970;associate executive minister, American Baptist Churches Massachusetts, Boston, 1970-1978;executive minister, American Baptist Churches New York, Syracuse, 1978-1983;Protestant chaplain, VA Medical Center, Syracuse, 1984-1986;retired executive minister, American Baptist Churches United States of America-New York State Region, since 1986;counselor, visiting lecturer, Harvard University Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1991;counselor, visiting lecturer, Interfaith Counseling Svcc. Inc., Newton, Massachusetts, 1990-1992. Lecturer social psychology U. Rochester, 1958-1966.

      Consultant United States Commission Civil Rights, United States Government, Rochester, 1964, National Office National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Rochester,1964-1965. Visiting professor Afro-American studies Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, 1972. Trustee Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Gordon College, Keuka College.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1954. Licensed counseling psychologist and health provider, Massachusetts. Diplomate International Academy Behavioral Medicine, American Board Forensic Examiners and Medicine, American College Forensic Examiners, American Board Psychological Superior vena cava syndrome.

    Works

    • Contributor articles and reviews to professional journals.

    Membership

    Active Massachusetts Democratic Party, Boston. Honorary member national steering committee Gore 2000. Contributing member Democratic National Committee, since 1995.

    Keynote speaker 7th annual Martin Luther King, Junior Memorial Luncheon, North Shore Black Women's Association, 2000. Preacher Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Chapel, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, 2002, Historic First Baptist Church of Boston, Massachusetts. Senior guest minister Friendship Baptist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2003.

    Technology sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Psychological Association, Massachusetts Psychological Association, Harvard Divinity School Alumni Association (secretary 1990-1992, Outstanding Service award 1998, commemorative luncheon speaker Doctor Martin Luther King Junior celebration, miniature 1775 Minuteman statue recipient, African-American heritage committee), Andover Newton Theological School Alumni Association (president 1996-1997).

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: music, spectator sports, drama, swimming, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Virginia Aileene Carter, June 6, 1948. Children: Ronald, Paul, Mark, Keith.
    • father: Robert William Whitaker
    • mother: Elizabeth Arveen (Hinton) Whitaker
    • spouse: Virginia Aileene Carter
    • children: Ronald Whitaker
    • Paul Whitaker
    • Mark Whitaker
    • Keith Whitaker
    Arthur Luther Whitaker
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    Died October 16, 2007
    (aged 86)
    Nationality
    • 1949
      Gordon College
    • 1952
      Harvard University
    • 1954
      Andover Newton Theological Seminary
    • 1973
      Andover Newton Theological Seminary
    • 1950 - 1955
      Pastor Calvary Baptist Church
      Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1955 - 1956
      field representative American Baptist Home Mission
    • 1956 - 1966
      pastor Mount Olivet Baptist Church
      Rochester, New York, United States
    • 1966 - 1970
      pastor Mount Olivet Baptist Church
    • 1970 - 1978
      associate, executive minister American Baptist Churches Massachusetts
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1978 - 1983
      executive, minister American Baptist Churches New York
      Syracuse, New York, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      Protestant chaplain Veterans Administration Medical Center
    • 1990
      counsel, Harvard University Divinity School
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1990
      visiting lecturer, Harvard University Divinity School
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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