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Sir Arthur Dudley Spurling

9 November 1913 – 20 May 1986

Sir Arthur Dudley Spurling, CBE  was a Bermudian lawyer, politician, and swimmer.

Early life and family

Arthur Dudley Spurling was born on 9 November 1913 to Sir Salibury Stanley Spurling and Lady Frances Ellen Spurling. He married Marian Taylor in 1941, the daughter of Frank Gurr of St George’s, Bermuda. They had 3 sons and 1 daughter. The eldest son, Stephen, pre-deceased him. The other 3 children are Richard, Michael and Ann 

He lived at Three Chimneys, No 5 Speaker’s Drive, Wellington, St George’s, Bermuda.[1][2]


Spurling was a barrister and justice of the peace and senior partner at Appleby, Spurling & Kempe (now known simply as ‘Appleby’) from 1948 to 1981. He was speaker of the House of Assembly, Bermuda, 1972–76.


He competed in the men’s 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Death and legacy

Spurling died on 20 May 1986. A scholarship is awarded by Butterfield in his name. 


  1. Jump up to:a b c “SPURLING, Hon. Sir (Arthur) Dudley”Who Was Who, online edition, Oxford University Press, 2014 . Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ “History”Red Barracks, Bermuda. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  3. ^ United Bermuda Party. (1987) History of the United Bermuda Party. Bermuda: United Bermuda Party, p. 28.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. “Dudley Spurling Olympic Results”Olympics at Sports-Reference.comSports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  5. ^ “Archived copy”. Archived from the original on 9 November 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.

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