Dean Lindo

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Dean Lindo
Member of the Belize House of Representatives for Fort George
In office
14 December 1984 – 4 September 1989
Preceded by Said Musa
Succeeded by Said Musa
Member of the Belize House of Representatives for Fort George
In office
30 October 1974 – 21 November 1979
Preceded by Alexander Hunter
Succeeded by Said Musa
Personal details
Born (1932-09-04) 4 September 1932 (age 84)
Belize City, British Honduras
(now Belize)
Nationality Belizean
Political party United Democratic Party
Residence Belize City, Belize
Alma mater New York University
Durham University

Dean Russell Lindo (born 4 September 1932)[1] is a Belizean attorney and former politician. He was one of the principal founders of the United Democratic Party in 1973 and served as its leader from 1974 to 1979.[2]

Lindo is a graduate of New York University and Durham University in England. He is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn and has practiced law in Belize since 1964.[1]

Lindo first ran for the Belize House in the Belize City-based Fort George constituency as a member of the National Independence Party in 1969, but lost to the People's United Party incumbent, Alexander Hunter. Lindo was elected from Fort George in 1974, defeating PUP nominee Said Musa by 46 votes.

In 1979, Lindo lost his seat to Musa by a margin of 71 votes and was succeeded as UDP leader by Theodore Aranda.

Lindo regained the Fort George seat in 1984, defeating Musa by a margin of 57 votes, but lost again to Musa in the 1989 election by a margin of 449 votes. He subsequently left active politics.[3] He maintains a law office in Belize City and acts as a consultant to the UDP.


Lindo is the maternal uncle of current UDP leader and Prime Minister Dean Barrow.[4]


  1. ^ a b Belize Law: List of Belize Attorneys At Law, (accessed 19 June 2015)
  2. ^ "The United Democratic Party at 40" Archived August 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine., United Democratic Party. (accessed 18 March 2015)
  3. ^ Adele Ramos, "Musa and Ralph step down - PUP D-day March 30!", Amandala Online, February 15, 2008.
  4. ^ "Welcome to the party: 2003 and 2015", Amandala, 19 June 2015. (accessed 19 June 2015)