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Butler, Milo

Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1979 AD
Nationality: Bahamian
Categories: Politician

1906 –  Sir Milo Boughton Butler was born in Nassau on the 11th of August.

1936 – Sir Milo began his political career, when he unsuccessfully contested the seat for the Western District of New Providence against the late Sir Harry Oakes.

1937 – He was successful in winning the seat.

1956 – Sir Milo tossed the Speaker’s hourglass through the window of the House of Assembly as a result of the Government’s introduction of a 12-minute rule to curb lengthy speeches in debate.

1956 – He again represented the Western District.

1967 – He represented the constituency of Bain Town.

1967-1968 – He was appointed Minister of Health and Welfare and became Minister of Labour, Agriculture and Fisheries.

1972 – He was appointed Minister without Portfolio.

         – In June, Sir Milo was honoured by Special Resolution of the Honourable House of Assembly and acclaimed a National Hero.

1973 – On the 1st of Augut, he was sworn in as the first Bahamian Governor-General.

         – He was knighted in the Birthday Honours, Sir Milo was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of St. Michael and St. George.

1979 – He died on the 22nd of January.