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Canute Edd Spencer
(1 February 1937 - 19 August 2018)
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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.

Early life

Canute Edd Spencer was born on 1 February 1937 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Career

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.

Personal life

Spencer was married to wife Valerie Rogers-Spencer and was the stepfather of Natasha.

Death

Spencer died on 19 August 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago.  He was 81.

Sources

https://newsday.co.tt/2018/08/21/pnm-mourns-former-senate-vp-canute-spencer/

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Occupation Politician
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Date of Birth 1 February 1937
Place of Birth Trinidad and Tobago
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Date of Death 19 August 2018 (aged 81)
Place of Death Trinidad and Tobago
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Former Vice President of the Senate, Trinidad and Tobago
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