Governor-General of the Bahamas
|Governor-General of the Bahamas|
Coat of arms of the Bahamas
|Residence||Government House, The Bahamas|
|Appointer||Monarch of the Bahamas|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Formation||31 July 1973|
|First holder||Sir Milo Butler|
|Salary||37,000 BSD annually|
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The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas is the representative of the Bahamian monarch (currently Queen Elizabeth II). As The Queen cannot reside in all her realms, she appoints representatives to carry out her duties as Queen of the Bahamas. Governors-General serve their term at Her Majesty's pleasure, usually five years. They are responsible for appointing the Prime Minister, as well as other government ministers after consultation with the Prime Minister.
Governors-General of the Bahamas (1973–present)
|#||Took office||Left office||Name
|1||1 August 1973||22 January 1979||Sir Milo Butler
|Died in office|
|*||22 January 1979||22 January 1979||Hon. Dr Dame Doris Louise Johnson
|Acting. She was appointed a DBE after leaving office.|
|2||22 January 1979||25 June 1988||Sir Gerald Cash
|3||28 February 1991||1 January 1992||Sir Henry Milton Taylor
|4||2 January 1992||2 January 1995||Sir Clifford Darling
|5||3 January 1995||13 November 2000||Sir Orville Turnquest
|6||13 November 2000||30 November 2005||Dame Ivy Dumont
|Acting to 1 January 2002|
|*||1 December 2005||31 January 2006||Paul Adderley
|7||1 February 2006||14 April 2012||A.D. Hanna
|8||14 April 2012||8 July 2014||Sir Arthur Foulkes
|9||8 July 2014||28 June 2019||Dame Marguerite Pindling
|10||28 June 2019||Incumbent||Sir Cornelius A. Smith
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