|Hon. Theresa Moxey-Ingraham
Former Cabinet Minister, Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Theresa Moxey-Ingraham was a Bahamian politician, and Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
Theresa Moxey-Ingraham was born on 15 October 1950. She holds a Bachelor in English from McMaster University of Canberra (1976) and a Master of Arts in Education form University Miami, Florida (1982).
A former MEmber of Parliament for Golden Gates, Mrs Moxey-Ingraham served in various positions within government and across many civic organisations, including Minister of Transport and Communications, 1992 to 1994; Minister of Social Development and National Insurance, 1994-1995; Minister of Health and Environment, 1995-1997; Minister of Labour, Immigration and Training, 1997, and Minister Agriculture, Commerce and Industry.
Many of her prominent appointments came during successive Hubert Ingraham led Free National Movement (FNM) administrations, from 1992 to 2002. She was among three women named to the Cabinet in 1992, which was a first for The Bahamas and the first time women had been appointed to Cabinet in more than 20 years.
Appointed Senator in 1987, she was the first woman to be Opposition leader in the Senate from 1988-1992.
Mrs Moxey-Ingraham was an educator and an hotelier before entering frontline politics. She was a high school teacher until 1982. She later taught at the Bahamas Business College, Hotel Training College, Institute Accounting and Finance. She was Assistant Director, then Food Manager at Resorts International Corporation from 1983 to 1987. She was also Vice president Women’s Association of Bahamas.
In July 2017, Mrs Moxey-Ingraham was appointed Chairman of the National Training Agency.
Honours and awards
Moxey-Ingraham was made honorable for life in April 2002.
Mrs Moxey-Ingraham was the mother of daughter, Odia A Richardson.
Theresa Moxey-Ingraham died on 19 March 2018 at her home. She was 64. She was accorded an Official Funeral Service on Friday, 6 April 2018 at the St. Agnes Anglican Church, Baillou Hill Road, Bahamas, followed by interment in Lakeview Memorial Gardens & Mausoleums, JFK Drive.