- 1963, Henry Louis Mencken, The American Language: An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States (4th ed., Knopf), page 229
- Proctocrat appeared in 1963 to designate a kind of bureaucrat common in small colleges.
- 1986, Bud Christian, Potpourrivia: A Digest of Curious Words, Phrases, and Trivial Information (Vesta Pubns; ISBN 0919301029, 9780919301023), page unknown
- Proctocrats (See) like to use the term since it makes them appear knowledgeable and able to use a Greek term easily.
- 2000 March 8th, “Joyce Melton”, (user name), alt.callahans (Usenet newsgroup), “Re: AMOTQ: Slang”, Message ID: <email@example.com>#1/1
- Proctocrat. A bureaucrat that clearly hates the public and the job.
- 2001 January 11th (11:05pm), “Joyce Melton”, (user name), alt.callahans (Usenet newsgroup), “Re: Words”, Message ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- “Proctocrat” — an official in a system of government characterized by a ruling class made up entirely of a––holes.