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President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago

The President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago is generally elected from the government benches. He or she chairs debates in the chamber and stands in for the country's president during periods of absence or illness (Constitution, section 27).[1] A Vice-President of the Senate is also elected from among the senators. The current President of the Senate is Timothy Hamel-Smith, who replaced Danny Montano in June 2010.[2]

Presidents of the Senate

President Served Elected
J. Hamilton Maurice 1961–1971 29 December 1961
Wahid Ali 1971–1986 18 June 1971
Michael Williams 1987–1990 12 January 1987
Emmanuel Carter 1990–1995 12 March 1990
Ganace Ramdial 1995–2002 27 November 1995
Linda Baboolal 2002–2007 5 April 2002
Danny Montano 2007–2010 17 December 2007
Timothy Hamel-Smith 2010–present 18 June 2010

Vice-Presidents of the Senate

Vice-President Served Appointed
Lancelot Beckles 1961–1970 29 December 1961
A. Date Camps 1970–1971 21 May 1970
Canute E. Spencer 1971–1976 18 June 1971
J. Hamilton-Holder 1976–1981 24 September 1976
Emru Millette 1981–1986 27 November 1981
Carlyle Walters 1987–1988 12 January 1987
Leonard Bradshaw 1988–1991 12 April 1988
Ainsley Mark 1992–1995 13 January 1992
Philip Hamel-Smith 1995–2000 27 November 1995
Wade Mark 2001 12 January 2001
Christine Kangaloo 2002 5 April 2002
Rawle Titus 2002–2007 17 October 2002
George Hadeed 2007–2010 17 December 2007
Lyndira Oudit 2010–present 18 June 2010

References

  • http://www.ttparliament.org/html/Pstpres.htm
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