Charles A. Proctor (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1966
Born: 1878, Columbia, MO
Died: April 14, 1961, Hanover, NH
Charles Proctor was an early and highly influential leader in the promotion and development of ski sport in the United States. A professor of physics at Dartmouth College he served as the faculty advisor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dartmouth Outing Club. Many of Dartmouth's alumni, including his son, Charles N. Proctor, went on to become leaders in ski sport across the United States.
His research into ski jumping had a wide impact nationally and internationally. His association with Sir Arnold Lunn led to the development of slalom racing in the United States. He helped to organize the first national downhill championship in 1933 and the first national slalom championship in 1935. He supported the U.S. Olympic ski team in 1924 and 1928 and was an active organizer for the Olympic Winter Games held in Lake Placid, NY in 1932.