BENNET, Richard Bedford (Bennett Richard Bedford)( Canadian statesman, prime minister (1930-1935).)
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Born July 3, 1870 in Hopewell (New Brunswick, Canada). He was educated at Dalhousie (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Began legal career in New Brunswick, in 1897 he moved to Calgary (Alberta Province), where he lived until 1939
. Member of the North-West Assembly (1898-1905), . Alberta Legislative Assembly (1909-1911) and the Canadian House of Commons (1911-1917), . Bennett in 1917 was appointed director general of the National Service of military conscription, . in 1921 - Minister of Justice in the government Meygena,
. Having regained a seat in parliament after the general elections of 1925 and 1926, Bennett was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 1927, and in 1930 became the Prime Minister. Among the achievements of his government were the Ottawa Agreement, 1932 have established a system of preferential duties within the British Commonwealth, as well as the establishment of the Bank of Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Cu-Bi-Cu).
In 1935, in a crisis caused by the effects of the Great Depression, Bennett was forced to resign, but remained leader of the Conservatives until 1938. After World War II migration to the UK. In 1941 was elevated to the title of Viscount Bennett Miklhemskogo and Kalgariyskogo and Houpvellskogo. Bennett died in Miklheme June 26, 1947.