Who was Haydn Proctor?

Haydn Proctor (June 16, 1903 - October 2, 1996)  served as President of the New Jersey Senate and Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.   Justice Proctor was born in Ocean Grove, NJ.  He attended Neptune High School (1922) and Lafyette College (1926).  He went on to earn his law degree at Yale Law School (1929).  While at Yale, he was associate editor of the Yale Law Journal.    Governor Edge nominated him to the Circuit Court in 1946 and was sworn in on March 1947.  He became a Superior Court Judge in September 1948 and was reappointed in 1953. In 1957, Governor Meyner appointed Justice Proctor to be an Associate Justice of the New Jerser Supreme Court.  He was confirmed immediately by the Senate and began serving in October 1957.  He was reappointed by Governor Richard J. Hughes in 1964. In 1973, Proctor retired from the bench at the age of 70.  He served on the Supreme Court's Committee on Opinions until he was 87.  He passed away at a hospital near his home in Lakewood Township. "Recalled by friends and former proteges... as a man whose commitment to justice was exceeded only by his sunny disposition and subtle sense of humor, Mr. Proctor once said his favorite painter was Leonardo Marina -- the name of a Monmouth County boatyard.  Mr. Proctor demonstrated his sense of fair play early on.  As an assemblyman in 1937, he introduced legislation that forced the state to make good on a $25,000 reward it had offered, but never paid, for information leading to a conviction in the Lindbergh kidnapping case."  Robert Thomas, Jr.