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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 Minister Eric Williams
George Chambers
A.N.R. Robinson
Succeeded by Noor Hassanali
Governor General of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
15 September 1972 – 1 August 1976
Prime Minister Eric Williams
Preceded by Solomon Hochoy
Personal details
Born (1917-12-28)28 December 1917
Belmont, Trinidad and Tobago
Died 30 December 2010(2010-12-30) (aged 93)
Maraval, Trinidad and Tobago
Nationality Trinidad and Tobago
Spouse(s) Ermyntrude Hagley
Alma mater University College LondonUniversity of London

Sir Ellis Emmanuel Innocent Clarke, TC, GCMG (28 December 1917 – 30 December 2010) 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.

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

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