|Governor General of the Bahamas|
14 April 2010 – 8 July 2014
|Prime Minister||Hubert Ingraham
|Preceded by||Arthur Dion Hanna|
|Succeeded by||Dame Marguerite Pindling|
11 May 1928 |
Matthew Town, Bahamas
|Political party||Progressive Liberal Party (Before 1971)
Free National Movement (1971–present)
|Spouse(s)||Joan Eleanor Foulkes|
Foulkes was elected to the House of Assembly in 1967. In 1971 he started the Free National Movement. He went to the Senate in 1972 and 1977. He returned to the House of Assembly in 1982. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 2001. He was promoted to Knight Grand Cross in 2010.
Early life[change | change source]
Diplomatic career[change | change source]
In 1992 Sir Arthur became The Bahamas High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. He was ambassador to France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and the European Union. He became the first Bahamas Ambassador to the People's Republic of China and Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba in 1999.
Family and personal life[change | change source]
Sir Arthur married Joan Eleanor Bullard of Nassau.
References[change | change source]
- Former Tribune News Editor heads to Government House
- Sir Arthur Alexander Foulkes Appointed Governor-General Of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas
- Governor-General appointed to Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George
- London Gazette: , 16 June 2001. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
- Governor General's Youth Awards: Our Patron
- Bahama Islands Info: Sir Arthur Foulkes is new Governor-General