Lois M.R. Perinchief ’44
M.B.E., J.P.

Born in St. George's, Bermuda, Lois has lived all her life there except for the time spent in Canada pursuing her education.  A woman of firsts, she became a Common Councilor on the St. George’s Corporation in 1967.  She was the first woman appointee as a Justice of the Peace in 1968.  In the banking industry, Lois was the first woman to become Director of the Bermuda National Bank Ltd., and the first woman to be appointed a director of the Bank of Butterfield Executive and Trust Co. in 1986.  In 1979, Lois became Alderman in Bermuda, becoming Mayor of St. George’s in 1997, the first Bermudian female to serve in this capacity.  In recognition of her achievements and contributions, Lois was awarded Member of the British Empire in 1987 and in 2002, she became an Honorary Soror (Member) of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.