Ellis Clarke

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Sir Ellis Emmanuel Innocent Clarke

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1st President of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
1 August 1976 – 13 March 1987
Prime MinisterEric Williams
George Chambers
A.N.R. Robinson
Succeeded byNoor Hassanali
Governor General of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
15 September 1972 – 1 August 1976
Prime MinisterEric Williams
Preceded bySolomon Hochoy
Personal details
Born(1917-12-28)28 December 1917
Belmont, Trinidad and Tobago
Died30 December 2010(2010-12-30) (aged 93)
Maraval, Trinidad and Tobago
NationalityTrinidad and Tobago
Spouse(s)Ermyntrude Hagley
Alma materUniversity College LondonUniversity of London

Sir Ellis Emmanuel Innocent Clarke, TC, GCMG (28 December 1917 – 30 December 2010)[1] was a Trinidadian politician. He was the second and last Governor-General of Trinidad and Tobago and the first President of Trinidad and Tobago. He was one of the people who created Trinidad and Tobago's 1962 Independence constitution.

References[change | change source]

  1. "T&T's first President Sir Ellis Clarke is dead". CTNT World. Retrieved 31 December 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

He received the La Orden del liberator (The order of the liberator) Venezuela's highest public order, in 1986.