Dr. James A.C. King, FRCS, FACS
Formr Political Candidate, Bermuda
James A.C. King, was a former surgeon and political candidate who played key roles at some of the island’s top businesses in Bermuda
Early life and education
James A.C. King was born in Bermuda in 1938. Dr King trained at the University of Toronto as a specialist chest surgeon.
Dr King spent the 1990s and 2000s as chairman of several boards, including Bermuda College, the Bermuda Telephone Company and Argus Insurance. He was a director at the Bank of Butterfield from 1978 to 1997, and chairman of its board from 1997 to 2007.
Dr King also served as chairman of the ruling United Bermuda Party (UBP) from 1990 to 1993.He ran as a candidate in the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) stronghold of Devonshire North in the 1993 and 1998 General Elections.
Dr. King was married to wife Lauren King and was the father of James Jr. and Peter (who predeceased him)
Death and legacy
Dr King died on Friday, 16 August 2019 after a long illness, with friends and family at his side. A memorial service celebrating his life was held at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Church Street, Hamilton on Saturday, 14 September 2019.
In 2019, Butterfield Bank and Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) announced that a new medical scholarship will be introduced in recognition of his contributions to Bermuda. The Dr. James A.C. King Medical Scholarship will provide $40,000 per annum for a period of two years to a deserving, full-time Bermudian medical student who has completed at least two years of graduate education in the medical arts and sciences.