Arthur Dion Hanna

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Arthur Dion Hanna
Governor General of the Bahamas
In office
1 February 2006 – 14 April 2010
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Perry Christie
Hubert Ingraham
Preceded by Paul Adderley (Acting)
Succeeded by Arthur Foulkes
Personal details
Born (1928-03-07) 7 March 1928 (age 86)
Acklins Island, Bahamas[1]
Political party Progressive Liberal Party

Arthur Dion "A.D." Hanna (born 7 March 1928) is a Bahamian politician who served as Governor-General of the Bahamas from 2006 to 2010.

Hanna has been active in Bahamian politics since the 1950s. As a member of the Progressive Liberal Party, Hanna represented the Ann's Town, Nassau constituency as a MP in the Bahamas' House of Assembly from 1960 to 1992.

During this time, Hanna assumed a number of important cabinet posts, including Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas from 1967 to 1984.

In 1984, Hanna resigned his post as Deputy to Prime Minister Lynden Pindling in protest at the retention by Pindling of cabinet colleague who were heavily criticised by a Royal Commission of Enquiry of that same year. The Commission was established to investigate claims of high-level corruption allegedly linked to the flourishing drugs trade of the 1980s.

His resignation came within a week of the firing from the Cabinet of Hubert Ingraham and Perry Christie, who also were said to have taken a strong stand against the presence in the cabinet of ministers tarnished by the commission and who both later served successive terms as Prime Minister.

On 1 February 2006, Hanna was appointed Governor General of the Bahamas by Elizabeth II, Queen of the Bahamas, on the advice of Prime Minister Perry Christie.[2]

He retired on 14 April 12010 and was succeeded by Sir Arthur Foulkes.


  1. ^ E. Dupuch, Jr., Bahamas Handbook and Businessman's Annual, 1992.
  2. ^ "A. D. Hanna Appointed Governor General". The Bahama Journal. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Paul Adderley
Governor General of the Bahamas
Succeeded by
Arthur Foulkes