Canute Edd Spencer
Former Vice President of the Senate, Trinidad and Tobago
Canute Edd Spencer was a Trinidadian politician and former Vice President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago.
Canute Edd Spencer was born on 1 February 1937 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Spencer, a Quantity Surveyor by profession, served as the Vice President of the Senate of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago from 1971 to 1976 under the People’s National Movement (PNM) Administration of Prime Minister Dr. Eric Williams.
As a cultural ambassador and champion, Spencer brought professionalism to the business of Carnival as he served on committees for the predecessor of the National Carnival Commission and the Best Village Competition. His contribution to calypso was instrumental in forging the careers of many beloved artistes, including Dr Hollis “Mighty Chalkdust” Liverpool, Willard “Relator” Harris, and the late Roy “Mighty Prowler” Lewis.
Spencer was married to wife Valerie Rogers-Spencer and was the stepfather of Natasha.
Spencer died on 19 August 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago. He was 81.