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R. B. Bennett

11th Prime Minister of Canada

Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett, PC, KC (3 July 1870 – 26 June 1947), was a Canadian lawyer, businessman, and politician. He was the 11th prime minister of Canada from 1930 to 1935.

R. B. Bennett

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11th Prime Minister of Canada
In office
7 August 1930 – 23 October 1935
MonarchGeorge V
Governor GeneralThe Viscount Willingdon
The Earl of Bessborough
Preceded byW.L. Mackenzie King
Succeeded byW.L. Mackenzie King
13th Minister of Finance
In office
13 July 1926 – 25 September 1926
Prime MinisterArthur Meighen
Preceded byHenry Lumley Drayton (acting)
Succeeded byJames Robb
In office
7 August 1930 – 2 February 1932
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byCharles Avery Dunning
Succeeded byEdgar Nelson Rhodes
Leader of the Official Opposition in Alberta
In office
February 10, 1910 – May 26, 1910
Preceded byAlbert Robertson
Succeeded byEdward Michener
Personal details
Richard Bedford Bennett

(1870-07-03)3 July 1870
Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick, Canada
Died26 June 1947(1947-06-26) (aged 76)
Mickleham, Surrey, England
Resting placeSt. Michael's Churchyard, Mickleham
Political partyConservative
EducationDalhousie University (1893)