Council Commentary

Population Council Mourns Loss of Former Trustee Henry L. King

The Population Council mourns the passing of Henry L. King, a renowned attorney and former trustee of the Population Council. King died on Monday, June 18 at the age of 90.

King was senior counsel at the international law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell and a trusted advisor on antitrust issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions as well as litigation. He also served as the president of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, chairman emeritus of Columbia University’s Board of Trustees, and as a board member to numerous esteemed health and science organizations.

Mr. King served on the Population Council’s Board of trustees for nine years, from 2006-2015. He brought to the Council a depth of experience, understanding, and good sense that has been invaluable to the work of the Council and to the Board itself.

The Council expresses its enormous gratitude to Henry King for his wise judgment, counsel, and support as a Trustee and friend to the Council. He will be sorely missed.