Marguerite Pindling

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Her Excellency
Dame Marguerite Pindling
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Marguerite Pindling in May 2017
Governor-General of the Bahamas
Assumed office
8 July 2014
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Perry Christie
Hubert Minnis
Preceded by Sir Arthur Foulkes
Wife of the Prime Minister of the Bahamas
In office
10 July 1973 – 21 August 1992
Prime Minister Lynden Pindling
Preceded by Position created
Succeeded by Delores Ingraham
Personal details
Born Marguerite McKenzie
(1932-06-26) 26 June 1932 (age 84)
Long Bay Cay, Bahamas
Spouse(s) Sir Lynden Pindling (1956-2000; his death)
Children 4

Dame Marguerite Matilda Pindling, GCMG (née McKenzie; born 26 June 1932), has been the Governor-General of the Bahamas since 8 July 2014.[1] She is the Second female Governor-General after Dame Ivy Dumont.


She was born to Reuben and Viola McKenzie in South Andros on 26 June 1932.[1] She moved to Nassau in 1946 to live with her sister and attended the Western Senior School.[2] She later became an assistant to photographer Stanley Toogood. Soon after she and Lynden Pindling met; the couple married on 5 May 1956 and remained married until his death on 26 August 2000.[3]

Family and personal life[edit]

Dame Marguerite is the widow of Sir Lynden Pindling, Prime Minister of the Bahamas from 1969-1992. The couple had four children.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Bahamas New Governor General Announced". The Bahamas Weekly. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Dame Marguerite Pindling Sworn In As 10th Governor General of the Bahamas". Caribbean Elections. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "The life and times of Dame Marguerite Pindling, October 28th", Bahamas Historical Society. Bahamas Weekly, 23 October 2010,
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Arthur Foulkes
Governor-General of the Bahamas