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William G. Sinkford
Born 1946
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Residence Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation President, Unitarian Universalist Association
Title Reverend
Predecessor Rev. John A. Buehrens
Successor Rev. Peter Morales
Religion Unitarian Universalism
Spouse(s) Maria
Children Bill and Danielle
UUA President's pages

The Rev. William G. Sinkford (b. 1946 in San Francisco) was elected the seventh president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations in 2001.[1] Sinkford was elected to his second and final term as president in 2005. His installation as president made him the first African American to lead the organization.[2] He was succeeded in 2009 by the Rev. Peter Morales.[3]


Sinkford attended Harvard University, from which he graduated cum laude in 1968. In 1995, Sinkford received his M.Div. from Starr King School for the Ministry.[1]

In 2002, Tufts University awarded Sinkford the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Biographical sketch: The Reverend William G. Sinkford"
  2. ^ "William G. Sinkford Elected as Seventh President of Unitarian Universalist Association - First African American to Lead Historically White Denomination"
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  4. ^ Tufts E-News - Katherine Haley Will's Honorary Degree

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