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  Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bennett tried to fight the depression by expanding trade within the British Empire and imposing tariffs for imports from outside the Empire promising that his measures would blast Canadian exports into world markets, but his success was limited, and his impersonal style and reputation for wealth alienated many struggling Canadians.
Regardless, Bennett's case against Buck lost all credibility, and ultimately backfired, as Buck was soon released and fêted as a hero who championed civil liberties.
Richard Bennett retired to Britain in 1938, and, in 1941, became the first, and only, former Canadian Prime Minister to be elevated to the British House of Lords (as Viscount Bennett), of Mickleham, Surrey.
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 Richard Bedford Bennett
The Right Honourable Richard Bedford Bennett (July 3, 1870 - June 26, 1947) was the eleventh Prime Minister of Canada from August 7, 1930 to October 23, 1935.
Richard Bennett tried to fight the depression by expanding trade within the British Empire.
Richard Bennett retired to Britain and was made Viscount Bennett.
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 Bennett, Richard Bedford, Viscount
Bennett, Richard Bedford, Viscount, businessman, lawyer, politician, prime minister (b at Hopewell Hill, NB 3 July 1870; d at Mickleham, Eng 26 June 1947).
After graduating from Dalhousie in 1893, Bennett went to Calgary and became the law partner of Senator James A. In 1898 he won election as a Conservative to the Assembly of the North-West Territories, but failed in bids to enter federal politics in 1900 and the new Alberta legislature in 1905.
Bennett was defeated in the 1921 general election, but won in 1925 in Calgary West.
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 Richard Bedford Bennett Biography / Biography of Richard Bedford Bennett Biography Biography
Richard Bedford Bennett (1870-1947) was a leader of the Conservative party of Canada and prime minister during the Great Depression in the 1930s.
Richard Bedford Bennett was born at Hopewell, New Brunswick, on July 3, 1870, a descendant of pre-Loyalist settlers from Connecticut.
Bennett was a member of the Assembly of the Northwest Territories for 6 years and was elected to the Alberta Legislature in 1909, then resigned to contest and win the Calgary East Riding for the Conservatives in the general election of 1911.
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 BENNETT, RICHARD BEDFORD. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At the imperial conference in London in 1930, he strongly urged a preferential tariff for the empire; at the conference held in Ottawa in 1932, over which he presided, his policy was partly adopted with the signing of 12 separate trade agreements of Great Britain with the dominions and of the dominions with each other.
As prime minister during the depression, Bennett proposed social legislation in 1934 to lessen the widespread dissatisfaction with his government.
Nevertheless, his Conservative party was defeated in 1935 and Bennett resigned.
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 Richard Bedford Bennett
Bennett tried to fight the depression by expanding trade within the British Empire, but his success was limited, and his impersonal style and reputation for wealth had alienated many struggling Canadians.
Following some of the policies of United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in 1935, Bennett changed tactics, introducing his "New Deal" of public spending and federal intervention in the economy, but his Conservative Party was swept from office in that year's election.
Richard Bennett retired to Britain in 1938 and was made Viscount Bennett.
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 The Right Honourable Richard Bedford Bennett
Bennett's government was seen to be indecisive and ineffectual, and Bennett became the butt of many jokes.
Bennett is buried in a small, local churchyard not far from his residence in Mickleham, Surrey.
Bennett may have failed in politics, but he excelled as a generous man. He gave $25,000 per year to numerous charities, and, throughout the Depression, many of the letters he received asking for help were answered personally by Bennett.
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 AllRefer.com - Richard Bedford Bennett (Canadian History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Richard Bedford Bennett 1870–1947, Canadian prime minister, b.
Hopewell, N.B. In 1927 he succeeded Arthur Meighen as leader of the Conservative party; upon the defeat of the Liberals in 1930, he became prime minister.
In 1941 he was raised to the peerage as 1st Viscount Bennett of Calgary, of Mickleham, and of Hopewell.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Bennett
Bennett, James Gordon (1795-1872), American newspaper publisher, born in Keith, Scotland, and educated for the Roman Catholic priesthood.
Bennett, James Gordon (1841-1918), American newspaper publisher, son of James Gordon Bennett, born in New York City, and educated chiefly in Europe....
Bennett, Tony, born in 1926, American entertainer, known for his smooth singing style and considered a top performer of torch songs, tunes about...
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 The Prime Ministers of Canada - Richard B. Bennett Biography
Controversial prime ministers such as Richard Bennett, John Diefenbaker, and Brian Mulroney pulled the party in different directions until by 1988 it had become, ironically, the party of free trade.
Richard Bedford Bennett was born on July 3, 1870 in Hopewell, New Brunswick.
At age 23, Bennett graduated from Dalhousie Law School where he was known for his complex speeches and his austerity in matters of tobacco, alcohol, and fun.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bennett and his friends were also too confident of his own seat in Calgary West; the contest was so close that the outcome of a judicial recount depended on the way the X on the ballots was made.
Bennett said the Pension Act was being handled too harshly, putting on the applicant the onus of proving his case.
Bennett was subjected to many political pressures: his cabinet was deeply divided; he no longer quite trusted Stevens, his minister of trade and commerce; and there was intense lobbying by Canadian industrialists on cotton, coal, iron, and steel.
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 Calgary & Southern Alberta - R.B. Bennett
For example, Bennett once told a Calgary audience that "we must not allow our shores to be over-run by Asiatics and become dominated by an alien race." His third goal was achieved after he emigrated to Britain following his failure to be reelected Prime Minister.
Attempts by Bennett to coordinate welfare on a federal and provincial level were rejected by the provinces.
Bennett was a generous man; he gave $25,000 a year to numerous charities.
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 Information about Canada FDC: 5¢ Richard Bedford Bennett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Richard B. Bennett (1870-1947) Was born July 3, 1870 in Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick.
A bachelor lawyer from New Brunswick who had prospered in Alberta, Bennett was elected to the House of Commons in 1911 and became Conservative leader in 1927.
In 1935, Bennett changed tactics, introducing his "New Deal" of public spending and federal intervention in the economy, but his Conservative Party was swept from office in that year's election.
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Bennett graduated university in 1893 and joined a law firm.
He was a member of the House of Lords as Viscount Bennett from 1941 to 1947.
Bennett made a relief act for unemployed families that needed money saving thousands from poverty.
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 Richard Bedford Bennett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bennett pasó tiempo como un profesor, un director, un abogado y hombre de negocios de la escuela antes de incorporar política local.
Bennett intentado para luchar la depresión ampliando comercio dentro el imperio británico y las tarifas imponentes para las importaciones fuera del imperio que prometía que sus medidas arruinarían exportaciones canadienses en mercados mundiales, pero su éxito era limitado, y de su estilo y reputación impersonales para la abundancia enajenó a muchos canadienses luchadores.
Richard Bennett jubilado a Gran Bretaña en 1938 e hizo el primer y solamente el primer ministro canadiense anterior que se elevará a la Cámara de los lores británica (como vizconde Bennett).
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 Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick - Premiers Since Confederation
The Honourable Richard Bennett Hatfield was born in Woodstock, N.B., on April 9, 1931.
Richard was the sixth child born to Heber and Dora Hatfield and he grew up in the town of Hartland, N.B., where his father was one of the leading potato merchants.
Richard Hatfield was educated at Hartland High School and Rothesay Collegiate School, where one of his roommates was Robin MacNeil, the former PBS NewsHour anchor.
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 Richard Bedford Bennett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
However, this action proved to be a damaging embarassment for the government, especially when Buck was the victim of an apparent assassination attempt when he was shot at when he was confined to his cell during a prison riot, despite the fact he was not participating in any way.
Regardless, Bennett's case against Buck lost all creditability and ultimately backfired as Buck was soon released and feted as a hero.
Richard Bennett retired to Britain in 1938 and, in 1941, became the first, and only, former Canadian Prime Minister to be elevated to the British House of Lords (as Viscount Bennett).
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 Bennett, Richard Bedford, vicomte de
Bennett, Richard Bedford, vicomte de, homme d'affaires, avocat, homme politique, premier ministre (Hopewell Hill, N.-B., 3 juill.
On surnomme « Bennett buggies » les automobiles tirées par des chevaux parce que les propriétaires n'ont pas les moyens d'acheter de l'essence.
Bennett continue comme chef inefficace de l'opposition jusqu'en 1938, lorsqu'il abandonne amèrement le Canada et s'achète un domaine dans le Surrey, en Angleterre.
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 The Feud - Bennett vs. Lougheed - Viscount Richard Bedford Bennett (1870-1947)
Born and raised on the eastern shores of Canada in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, Richard Bedford Bennett left a legacy in the West through law, commerce and politics.
While a great deal is documented about his experiences later in life and as the country’s prime minister, the decades that Bennett spent in Calgary placed him at the centre of a developing province, which enabled him to make a bold and enduring mark and lay the foundations for his later achievements.
While R.B. Bennett leaves a legacy of ambition and achievement, he also is remembered for his personality, which colours recollections of his legal, commercial and political dealings.
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 CNEWS: Richard Bennett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
 Richard Bedford Bennett was born at Hopewell, N.B., July 3, 1870.
Bennett remained in Opposition until 1937, when he retired to England.
As well, it was during Bennett's tenure that the Statute of Westminster gave Canada increased autonomy in 1931.
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 Richard Bedford Bennett - Wikipedia
The Right Honourable Richard Bedford Bennett (3 July 1870 - 26 June 1947) was born in Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick, Canada.
Proceeding to the national scene as a member of the Conservative party, which he led from 1927-1938, Bennett was Prime Minister from 7 August 1930 - 23 October 1935.
He died and was buried at Mickleham, Surrey, England, the only Prime Minister not to be buried in Canadian soil.
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 Richard Bedford Bennett, Canadian Prime Minister - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Bennett was first elected to the House of Commons in 1911.
Bennett was chosen to replace Meighen as Conservative leader at the party convention in Winnipeg in 1927.
Bennett had the task of governing Canada during the worst years of the Depression.
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 UNB ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - R.B. BENNETT
In 1935, Bennett's inability to overcome the effects of the Depression led to his defeat in the federal election which marked the return to power of Mackenzie King.
R.B. Bennett's brother was happy to oblige and the papers were deposited at UNB, one of only two collections of prime ministerial papers to be found outside Ottawa.
The 600,000 items in the Bennett Papers include documents, photographs, artifacts and books reflecting the political and personal life of Richard Bedford Bennett, from 1919-1947, with emphasis on his prime ministership, 1930-35.
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 The Canadian Encyclopedia
Abbott (born on March 12, 1821, at St. Andrews East, Lower Canada; died on October 30, 1893, at Montreal, Quebec), was a graduate of McGill University, where he trained as a lawyer and later taught law.
He led the Conservative Party 1927-38, and was prime minister of...
Bennett was very successful in his personal business affairs, but he found Canada's affairs far harder to handle.
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