Butler, Milo

Born: Aug 11, 1906 AD
Died: 1979 AD, at 72 years of age.

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.

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