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Arthur Foulkes

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Arthur Foulkes

Governor General of the Bahamas
In office
14 April 2010 – 8 July 2014
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterHubert Ingraham
Perry Christie
Preceded byArthur Dion Hanna
Succeeded byDame Marguerite Pindling
Personal details
Born (1928-05-11) 11 May 1928 (age 96)
Matthew Town, Bahamas
Political partyProgressive Liberal Party (Before 1971)
Free National Movement (1971–present)
Spouse(s)Joan Eleanor Foulkes

Sir Arthur Alexander Foulkes, GCMG (born 11 May 1928) served as Governor-General of the Bahamas from 2010 to 2014.

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]

Arthur Foulkes was born on the island Inagua in Matthew Town on 11 May 1928. His parents were Dr. William A. Foulkes and Mrs. Julie Foulkes née Maisonneuve.

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 Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
  • Sir Arthur Alexander Foulkes Appointed Governor-General Of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas[permanent dead link]
  • Governor-General appointed to Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George
  • "No. 56237". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 June 2001. p. 31.
  • Governor General's Youth Awards: Our Patron Archived 2012-03-11 at the Wayback Machine
  • Bahama Islands Info: Sir Arthur Foulkes is new Governor-General Archived 2011-10-06 at the Wayback Machine