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Lynden Oscar Pindling

Born: 22-Mar-1930
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Died: 25-Aug-2000
Location of death: Nassau, Bahamas
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate
Remains: Buried, St. Agnes Anglican Cemetery, Nassau, Bahamas

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician

Nationality: Bahamas
Executive summary: Father of The Bahamas

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)
Son: Obafemi Pindling
Son: Leslie Pindling
Daughter: Michelle Sands
Daughter: Monique Johnson

    High School: Government High School, Nassau, Bahamas
    Law School: LLB, London University (1952)

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

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