Gerald Cash

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Sir Gerald Christopher Cash GCMG GCVO OBE (28 May 1917 – 6 January 2003) was the second Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (1979-1988).

Cash was born in Nassau and attended Eastern Senior High School and Government High School from which he graduated at 15. Cash was called to the Bahamas Bar in 1940 and to the English Bar at the Middle Temple in 1948.[1]

In 1949, Cash was elected as an MP to the House of Assembly. Cash served as a member of the Executive Council from 1958 to 1962 and a Senator from 1969 to 1979. In 1964, Cash was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.[2]

Cash served as Milo Butler’s Deputy Governor General on 5 occasions from 1973 to 1976. Cash was appointed Acting Governor-General in 1976 and, in 1977, Cash was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO).[2]

Cash was appointed Governor-General in 1979.[1]

In 1980, Cash was made Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) and, in 1985, Cash was knighted Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO).

Cash served as Governor-General until his retirement in 1988.

Sir Gerald Cash died in 2003 at the age of 85 from a stroke. Cash was survived by his wife (the former) Dorothy Long, two sons and one daughter.[2]


  1. ^ a b Harris M. Lentz (4 February 2014). Heads of States and Governments Since 1945. Routledge. pp. 65–. ISBN 978-1-134-26490-2. 
  2. ^ a b c archives
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Milo Butler
Governor-General of the Bahamas
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Taylor