Who was the first speaker of the house of assembly in the Bahamas?
The first recorded Speaker of the House of the Assembly of the Bahamas was R. H. Symonette. He left office in 1967.
The United States does not have any body called the general assembly. The US Congress is a legislative assembly with two houses, called the House of Representatives and the Senate. One might think of the House as a general assembly. The first Speaker of the House was Frederick Muhlenburg . The first president of the Senate was the vice-president, John Adams. John Langdon was the first president pro tempore of the Senate.
The Speaker is the presiding officer of a legislative assembly in several countries. Some assemblies have a President or a Chairman instead. The term originates from the British Parliament, where the Speaker of the House of Commons is responsible for presiding over debate. The Speaker does not vote (but they have a tie-breaker) and rarely gives a political opinion. All members (including the Prime Minister) address their speeches to the Speaker, and if two members…