Clifford Darling

Sir Clifford Darling GCVO (6 February 1922[1] – 27 December 2011)[2][3] was the fourth Governor-General of the Bahamas from 2 January 1992 until his retirement on 2 January 1995, where he was succeeded by Sir Orville Turnquest.

Sir Clifford Darling

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4th Governor General of the Bahamas
In office
2 January 1992 – 2 January 1995
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterHubert Ingraham
Preceded bySir Henry Milton Taylor
Succeeded bySir Orville Turnquest
Personal details
Born(1922-02-06)6 February 1922
Acklins, Bahamas
Died27 December 2011(2011-12-27) (aged 89)
Nassau, Bahamas
Spouse(s)Lady Ingrid Darling
ChildrenClifford Jr, Andrea Darling-Thompson, Sharlene Hanna, Theresa McPhee, Rushena Darling, Lakriesha Darling and Charles Darling


Darling, who was born in Acklins, originally worked as a taxi cab driver, and served as both the general secretary and president of the Bahamas Taxi Cab Union.[4]

In 1958, he helped make a settlement of a general strike.

He served as a Senator from 1964 to 1967, Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly from 1967 to 1969, Minister of State in 1969, Minister of Labour and Welfare in 1971 and Minister of Labour and National Insurance from 1974 to 1977. He was Speaker of the House of Assembly from 1977 until becoming Governor-General in 1992, retiring in 1995.

In 1977, he was knighted.[5] He was a member of the Progressive Liberal Party.[6]

He died on 27 December 2011 in Princess Margaret Hospital after a long illness.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Sir Clifford Darling, The Bahamas 4th Governor General passes at 89
  3. ^ His Excellency Sir Clifford Darling, Government Biography
  4. ^ "Archive on Clifford Darling". Department of Archives, The Bahamas Government. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08.
  5. ^ "Remembering Sir Clifford Darling". Nassau Tribune. November 13, 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Fourth Bahamian-Born Governor General Sir Clifford Darling Passes at 89". Bahamas Press. December 27, 2011.
  7. ^ Krystel Rolle, "Former GG, Sir Clifford dies at 89", The Nassau Guardian, 28 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Sir Clifford Darling, The Bahamas 4th Governor General passes at 89", The Bahamas Weekly, 27 December 2011
  9. ^ Nixon, Celeste (January 6, 2012). "BAHAMIAN HERO LAID TO REST". The Bahamas Tribune. Retrieved 9 January 2012.[permanent dead link]

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Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Henry Taylor
Governor-General of the Bahamas
Succeeded by
Sir Orville Turnquest