R. B. Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett

Politician

1870 – 1947

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Who was R. B. Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett?

Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett, PC KC FRSA was a Canadian lawyer, businessman, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 11th Prime Minister of Canada from August 7, 1930, to October 23, 1935, during the worst of the Great Depression years. Following his defeat as prime minister, Bennett moved to England, and was elevated to the peerage as Viscount Bennett.

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Born
Jul 3, 1870
Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick
Also known as
  • Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett
  • R.B. Bennett
  • Richard Bennett
Religion
  • Methodism
  • United Church of Canada
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Schulich School of Law
  • Dalhousie University
Lived in
  • Albert County, New Brunswick
Died
Jun 26, 1947
Mickleham

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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