Clifford Darling

Born: 06-Feb-1922
Birthplace: Acklins Island
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Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Politician

Executive summary: As head of the Bahamas Taxicab Union, it was he who led the general strike in 1958 that brought the grievances of the taxi drivers into national focus. This event served as a catalyst for social and political change during the 1960s. He was elected to the House of Assembly in 1967 and was re-elected on six occasions. As Minister of Labour and national insurance, he oversaw the introduction of the national Insurance programme in 1974.

Father: Charles Darling
Mother: Aramelia Johnson
Wife: Igrid Smith

Governor General of The Bahamas 1992-1995
Knighted 1977

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