Paul Adderley

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Paul Lawrence Adderley [1] was a Bahamian politician and lawyer. He served as acting Governor-General of the Bahamas from December 1, 2005, until February 1, 2006.[2][3]

Adderley was originally a member of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) under Lynden Oscar Pindling. However, Adderley left the PLP in 1965 and established the National Development Party (NDP) political party.[2] He returned to the PLP shortly before the Bahamas achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1972.[2]

Adderley retired from politics, remaining an active attorney as of 2010.[2] In September 2010, Adderley appeared in the documentary film On the Wings of Men, about Lynden Oscar Pindling by Bahamian filmmaker Calvin Harris.[2]

Adderley died on 19 September 2012, aged 84, and was given a state funeral on 28 September.[4]


  1. ^ "The Late Honourable Paul L. Adderley", The Bahamas High Commission, London.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Behind the scenes on Bahamian documentary, "On the Wings of Men" with the Rt. Hon. Paul Adderley". Bahamas Weekly. 2010-09-10. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
  3. ^ "The Freeport News - Paul Adderley dies at 84". 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Paul L. Adderley given hero’s send-off", Bahama Islands Info, 30 September 2012.
Government offices
Preceded by
Ivy Dumont
Governor-General of the Bahamas
Succeeded by
Arthur Dion Hanna