Ellis Clarke

last Governor-General and first President of Trinidad and Tobago

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.

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


  1. "T&T's first President Sir Ellis Clarke is dead". CTNT World. Retrieved 31 December 2010.