Lynden Oscar Pindling


Born: 22-Mar-1930
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Died: 26-Aug-2000
Location of death: Nassau, Bahamas
Cause of death: Cancer – Prostate
Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Politician

Executive summary: Nationalists call him “father of the nation.” The first black Prime
Minister of the Bahamas, Lynden Oscar Pindling was elected in 1967 and
served for 25 years. During his tenure the Bahamas declared its independence
from Britain. Pindling’s party was eventually brought down by allegations of
corruption and accepting bribes from drug smugglers.

Father: Arnold Franklin Pindling (policeman)
Mother: Viola Melba Bain
Wife: Marguerite McKenzie (m. 5-May-1956, 4 children)
Children: Obafemi Pindling, Leslie Pindling, Michelle Sands, Monique

Prime Minister of the Bahamas 1967-92
Knight of the British Empire 1983

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