By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
HARTMAN Longley, the Chief Justice of the Bahamas, has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Sir Hartman has been appointed a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his contributions to the legal and judicial system of The Bahamas.
He has served as Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice of the Court of Appeal, Senior Justice and, in February, succeeded Sir Michael Barnett as Chief Justice, the nation’s highest judicial office.
Sir Hartman was called to the Bahamas Bar on October 6,1976. He served as assistant counsel in the Attorney General’s chambers from 1976-1978. He also served as a magistrate in Nassau and Freeport from September 1993 to July 1995 and held the position of chief magistrate.
Appointed to the Supreme Court in July, 1995, he served until 2005, when he was appointed to the Court of Appeal, and returned to the Supreme Court in 2010.