Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling is regarded as the “Father of the Nation” of the Bahamas, having led it to majority rule on 10 January 1967 and to independence on 10 July 1973. He served as the first black premier of the Colony of the Bahama Islands from 1967 to 1969 and as Prime Minister of the Bahamas from 1969 to 1992. He was leader of the Progressive Liberal Party from 1956 to 1997 when he resigned from public life under scandal.
|Born:||Mar 22, 1930, Nassau, Bahamas|
|Died:||Aug 26, 2000, Nassau, Bahamas|
|Political party:||Progressive Liberal|
|Alma mater:||King’s College London|
About Lynden Pindling
The first Prime Minister of the Bahamas from 1973 to 1992 who is regarded as the Father of the Nation of the Bahamas.
He received a Bachelor of Laws degree from King’s College, University of London, in 1952 before joining the newly formed Progressive Liberal Party the next year as it’s legal advisor.
He played an important role in leading Bahamians to independence from Great Britain on 10 July 1973.
He married Marguerite McKenzie in 1956.
He helped the Bahamas break from Great Britain while Queen Elizabeth II was the monarch.
Information related to Lynden Pindling
- Progressive Liberal Party politicians
- Prime Ministers of the Bahamas
- Recipients of the Order of Merit of the Bahamas
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