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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.

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

  • Other Work

    • 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).

Interests

  • Other 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