Birthplace: Love Hill, Andros
Location of death: Nassau
Cause of death:
Executive summary: Bahamian born, Clarence A. Bain lived in the United
States for 36 years acquiring a deep appreciation of a democratic society.
Returning to The Bahamas in 1954, Bain was a member of the first PLP Cabinet
of Sir Lynden Pindling. Known for his oratorial skills, many of his
political expressions have become memorable. Notable among them was the now
famous “Fish or Cut Bait” used by Sir Lynden at a PLP convention.
Father: Alfred Bain
Wife: the former Mrs. Gladys Johnson
Appointed Commander of the British Empire for public service – 1971
The Clarence A. Bain building is named in his honour.