Marguerite Pindling

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Dame Marguerite Pindling

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Pindling in May 2017
9th Governor-General of the Bahamas
In office
8 July 2014 – 28 June 2019
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterPerry Christie
Hubert Minnis
Preceded bySir Arthur Foulkes
Succeeded byCornelius A. Smith
Personal details
Marguerite Matilda McKenzie

(1932-06-26) 26 June 1932 (age 88)
Long Bay Cay, Bahamas
Sir Lynden Pindling
(m. 1956; died 2000)

Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG ON (née McKenzie; born 26 June 1932) is a former Governor-General of the Bahamas, having served from 8 July 2014 to 28 June 2019. She is also the wife of the late Sir Lynden Pindling, the first Prime Minister of The Bahamas.[1] She is the second female Governor-General of The Bahamas after Dame Ivy Dumont.


Marguerite McKenzie 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 met Lynden Pindling, who would go on to be Prime Minister of the Bahamas from 1969 to 1992. The couple married on 5 May 1956 and remained married until his death on 26 August 2000.[3] The couple had four children.[2]

She was appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George.[4] [3]


  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. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "The life and times of Dame Marguerite Pindling, October 28th", Bahamas Historical Society. Bahamas Weekly, 23 October 2010,
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Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Arthur Foulkes
Governor-General of the Bahamas
Succeeded by
Cornelius A. Smith