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Anthony Smart


The Honourable Anthony Smart

The son of Isidore Smart, a former Chief State Solicitor ( 1965-1976)

He attended Fatima College Trinidad and Tobago from 1958 to 1964 and worked as a Non-graduate teacher between 1964 and 1965

He then attended the University of Toronto, Canada in May 1968. And graduated with a B.A (General) Majoring in Economics.

From January 1969 to June 1972 he worked as an Articled Clerk to Peter Fitzwilliam at Fitzwilliam, Stone and Alcazar Solicitors, and Conveyancers in Trinidad and Tobago.

In June of 1972, he was admitted to practice as a Solicitor and Conveyancer of the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago, and Practiced as a Solicitor and Conveyancer of the High Court of Trinidad and Tobago as an Associate of in the Firm of Fitzwilliam, Stone and Alcazar from June 1972 to 1973

He continued to practice as a Solicitor and Conveyancer as a partner in the firm of Gittens, Smart and Co, Solicitors and Conveyancers from September 1973 to June 1987.

He was one of the founding members and the first General Secretary of the Organisation for National Reconstruction (ONR) between November 1980 to February 1982

A founding member and first Elections Officer on the National Executive of the National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR) in 1985.

He was elected to the House of Representatives in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago between December 1986 and November 1991, representing Diego Martin East.

He served as Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, from January to June 1987.

From July 1987 to February 1989 he served as Minister in the Ministry of Legal Affairs and in the Office of the Prime Minister and Chief Whip in the House of Representatives.

He became the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago from March 1989 to November 1991.

He was Attorney General during the 1990 attempted coup when the Jamatt al Muslimeen attempted to overthrow the Government, he was at the Red House during the attempted coup, attending a cocktail party, he disguised himself to escape being held hostage. He was the only elected member of the government to escape capture on the first day during the initial hostage-taking in the Parliament Chamber on July 27th, 1990. 

He lost his seat to Colm Imbert in the general elections that were held on 16th December 1991

From January 1992 to the present he resumed practice as an Attorney-at-Law and Senior Partner in the Law Firm of Gittens, Smart and Co.

He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the First Citizens Bank since June 2014.

He enjoys golf and is a member of the St Andrew’s Golf Club.

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