Patrick Vincent Joseph Solomon was born in 1910 in Port-of-Spain.
He was the founder of the Caribbean Socialist Party and fought elections in 1946, 1950, 1956 and 1961.
Solomon has served in a number of Ministries including the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of External Affairs. He was the first Minister of Home Affairs now called the Ministry of National Security. He also held a number of diplomatic portfolios including Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations, Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly and finally as the High Commisioner of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Kingdom.