Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Sir Arlington Butler dies

Sir Arlington Butler just passes away, after long illness.

Sir Arlington Butler, former speaker of the House of Assembly and former Bahamas ambassador to the United States, died in hospital.

He was 79.

Sir Arlington had been in Princess Margaret Hospital for more than a week. He had a long illness.

“He had a good run and he made a monumental contribution, not just to The Bahamas, but to the world at large,” said his son, Arlington Gibao Bulter, this morning.

Sir Arlington, who was born in Nassau on January 2, 1938, was a statesman who was educated at the Bahamas Teachers College, the University of Nottingham, and the Longborough Training College.

He had a long and distinguished service in government and politics. He was speaker of the House from October 18, 1972 to October 20, 1977.

Sir Arlington, who was a lawyer by profession and previously an educator, served as a minister in the Cabinet of Hubert Ingraham.

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