Milo Butler


Born: 11-Aug-1906
Birthplace: Nassau
Died: 22-Jan-1979
Location of death: Nassau
Cause of death:
Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican
Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Politician, Businessman

Executive summary: Sir Milo’s legacy is to be found in his
committment to the Bahamian people, which was complete and unequivocal. He
swam against the moderate tide and became the “prophet of black rage”,
confronting white supremacy at the institutional level, never the personal

Father: George Butler
Mother: Frances M. Butler
Wife: Caroline Loretta Watson
Children: Ten children – seven boys; Raleigh, Joseph, Milo Jr.,
Franklyn, Asa, Basil and Matthew and three daughters; Edna, Emmaline and

House of Assembly – 1939-1949, 1956-1972
First Bahamian Governor General – 1973-1979

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