List of Speakers of the House of Assembly of the Bahamas

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The first Speakers of the House of Assembly of the Bahamas was appointed in 1729 following the establishment of the General Assembly. The first Speaker was John Colebrooke.[1]

List of speakers[edit]

Name Entered Office
John Colebrooke 29 September 1729
James Scott 21 August 1734
Florentius Cox 1743
John Mackintosh 23 February 1749
James Stowe 9 November 1750
Samuel Green 9 January 1753
Charles Marshall 27 August 1753
Esward Stiles 1760
Daniel Larouch 11 February 1760
James Gould 18 March 1862
Ebenezer Love 8 July 1766
Robert Sterling 1 December 1766
George Fraser 10 November 1768
Robert Sterling 13 December 1768
Nicholas Garner 7 April 1772
Parr Ross 17 December 1776
Nicholas Garner 12 February 1782
John Boyd 20 April 1784
Thomas Roker 1 February 1785
John Kelsall 19 September 1794
Thomas Roker 6 October 1795
Archibald Campbell 7 November 1797
Alexander Campbell Wylly 30 October 1798
James Webster 17 November 1800
Alexander Campbell Wylly 6 October 1801
James Webster 16 March 1802
William Kerr 22 October 1811
Alexander Young 3 November 1812
James Webster 3 November 1813
Lewis Kerr 5 November 1816
Thomas Browne Wylly 10 December 1828
George Campbell Anderson 31 May 1831
John Gray Meadows 6 June 1838
George Campbell Anderson 6 June 1839
Bruce Lockhart Burnside 6 November 1866
George Campbell Anderson 14 February 1867
Ormond Drimmie Malcolm 24 June 1868
Robert Henry Sawyer 15 December 1897
Francis Abraham Holmes 30 May 1898
Harcourt Malcolm 2 February 1914
William Christopher Barnett Johnson 29 December 1936
Audrey Kenneth Solomon 1 September 1942
Asa Hubert Pritchard 4 November 1946
Robert Hallam Symonette 6 December 1962
Alvin Rudolph Braynen 9 February 1967
Arlington Butler 18 October 1972
Clifford Darling 20 October 1977
Milo Butler Jr. 14 November 1991
Vernon Symonette 2 September 1992
Rome Italia Johnson 9 April 1997
Oswald Ingraham 22 May 2002
Alvin Smith 23 May 2007
Kendal Major 23 May 2012
Source: Hart (1729–2002 period)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dwight C. Hart (2004) The Bahamian Parliament, 1729-2004: Commemorating the 275th anniversary, Jones Publishing, p118