James Kellock Hunter

Biography of James Kellock Hunter

James Kellock Hunter
James Kellock Hunter

James Kellock Hunter was born on 19th July 1913 in Brechin, Angus before moving to Cambuslang as a child. His father John Miller Hunter was a Church of Scotland Minister. James attended George Watson’s College in Edinburgh before coming to The University of Glasgow to complete his medical degree.

James began his University studies in 1931 enrolling in zoology, physics and chemistry in his first year. He later went on to take subjects including pathology, public health and clinical surgery. James graduated with his MB ChB on 24th October 1936. He had a successful university career receiving many class prizes including a first class certificate for clinical surgery in 1935, a second-class certificate for medical jurisprudence in 1935 and a special prize for clinical clerking.

After graduating University James worked as a medical officer in Uganda between 1938 and 1949, a senior medical officer between 1949 and 1952. James became the Deputy Director of medical services in Uganda in 1952 where he stayed until 1958. After this, he returned to Scotland serving on both the Eastern Hospital Board and Scottish Hospital Advisory Service. James was married to Jessie Orr in 1939 and had one son. He received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1956 for his services to the medical profession. James died in 1994 at the age of 80.


James Kellock Hunter
Born 13 July 1913.
Died 1994.
University Link: GU Degree: MBChB, 1936;
Occupation categories: doctors; Medical Officer; Medical Practitioner; Senior medical officer
Record last updated: 27th Mar 2019

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