Orville Turnquest Politician

Sir Orville Alton Turnquest, GCMG, QC (born 19 July 1929, Grant's Town, New Providence, The Bahamas) was the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Bahamas from 1992 to 1994, and the fifth Governor-General of the Bahamas from 3 January 1995 until his retirement on November 13, 2001. His parents were Robert and Gwendolyn Turnquest. He was knighted in 1995.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 19th, 1929

Member of order 1

Order name Title Member from
Order of St Michael and St George


1. University of Western Ontario Colleges/University

The University of Western Ontario, commonly referred to as Western, is a public research university located in London, Ontario, Canada. The university's main campus covers 455 hectares (1,120 acres) of land, with the Thames River running through the eastern portion. Western administers a wide variety of academic programs between 12 faculties, professional schools and three affiliated university colleges.

Institution info

Type Public university
2011. 362 mil. $
2010. 319 mil. $
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1151 Richmond Street, N6A 3K7 - London, Ontario
2011. 22,755
2010. 30,300
2011. 4,770
2010. 4,700
2009. 4,419
Acceptance rate
2010. 58.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 7.12 K $
Official web page www.uwo.ca
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Goverment positions 1

Governor-General of the Bahamas




The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas is the viceregal representative of the Bahamian monarch. As the Queen cannot reside in all of her realms, she appoints representatives to carry out her duties as Queen of the Bahamas. Governors-General serve their term as such at Her Majesty's pleasure, but usually end their term within five years. They are also responsible for appointing the Prime Minister as well as other government Ministers after consultations with the Prime Minister. Government House in Nassau is the official residence of governors-general. The current Governor-General is Dame Marguerite Pindling.

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