Gerald Cash

Sir Gerald Christopher Cash GCMG GCVO OBE (28 May 1917 – 6 January 2003) was the second Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (1979–1986).[1]

Gerald Cash
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2nd Governor-General of the Bahamas
In office
22 January 1979 – 25 June 1986
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterLynden Pindling
Preceded byDoris Sands Johnson
Succeeded byHenry Milton Taylor
Personal details
Born(1917-05-28)28 May 1917
Died6 January 2003(2003-01-06) (aged 85)


Cash was born in Nassau and attended Eastern Senior High School and Government High School from which he graduated at 15. Cash was called to the Bahamas Bar in 1940 and to the English Bar at the Middle Temple in 1948.[2]

In 1949, Cash was elected as an MP to the House of Assembly. Cash served as a member of the Executive Council from 1958 to 1962 and a Senator from 1969 to 1979. In 1964, Cash was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.[3]

Cash served as Milo Butler's Deputy Governor General on 5 occasions from 1973 to 1976. Cash was appointed Acting Governor-General in 1976 and, in 1977, Cash was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO).[3]

Cash was appointed Governor-General in 1979.[2]

In 1980, Cash was made Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) and, in 1985, Cash was knighted Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO).

Cash served as Governor-General until his retirement in 1986.

Sir Gerald Cash died in 2003 at the age of 85 from a stroke. Cash and his wife, (the former) Dorothy Long, had two sons and one daughter.[3]


  1. ^ "Queen's Arrival In Bahamas Cheered". tribunedigital-sunsentinel. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  2. ^ a b Harris M. Lentz (4 February 2014). Heads of States and Governments Since 1945. Routledge. pp. 65–. ISBN 978-1-134-26490-2.
  3. ^ a b c archives Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Milo Butler
Governor-General of the Bahamas
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Taylor