William John "Bill" Bennett (born July 31, 1943) is an American politician. He was the third United States Secretary of Education. He was in Ronald Reagan's cabinet. He served from February 1985 through September 1988. From 1989 to 1990, he served as the first Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
|1st Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy|
March 13, 1989 – December 13, 1990
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Bob Martinez|
|3rd United States Secretary of Education|
February 6, 1985 – September 20, 1988
|Preceded by||Terrel Bell|
|Succeeded by||Lauro Cavazos|
|Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities|
December 24, 1981 – February 6, 1985
|Preceded by||Joseph Duffey|
|Succeeded by||John Agresto (Acting)|
William John Bennett
July 31, 1943
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic (Before 1986)|
|Education||Williams College (BA)|
University of Texas, Austin (MA, PhD)
Harvard University (JD)
- "GOP moralist Bennett gives up gambling". CNN. May 5, 2003. Retrieved April 8, 2008.
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