Richard Bedford Bennett | Brief Biography


Richard Bedford Bennett | Brief Biography

Richard Bedford Bennett

Richard Bedford Bennett | Brief Biography

Richard Bedford Bennett was a Canadian politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Canada from 1930 to 1935. He was born on July 3, 1870, in Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick, Canada.

Richard Bedford Bennett was educated at the University of New Brunswick and later moved to England where he worked as a lawyer. He returned to Canada in 1901 and became involved in politics, running as a Conservative candidate in the federal election of 1911. He was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Hastings-Frontenac and held several cabinet positions in the government of Arthur Meighen.

In 1930, Richard Bedford Bennett became the Prime Minister of Canada following the resignation of Arthur Meighen. During his time in office, Bennett faced several challenges including the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, which had a profound impact on the Canadian economy. In response, he implemented several programs aimed at boosting the economy, including the creation of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, the Bank of Canada, and the Canadian National Railway.

Bennett also implemented protectionist policies, including increased tariffs on imported goods, in an attempt to stimulate domestic production and reduce unemployment. However, these policies were not popular with many Canadians, and Bennett’s government was defeated in the 1935 federal election.

After leaving office, Richard Bedford Bennett continued to be active in politics, but he was not successful in his attempts to regain the prime ministership. He retired from politics in 1947 and died on June 26, 1947, in Mickleham, England.

In conclusion, Richard B. Bennett was a significant figure in Canadian political history, known for his efforts to address the challenges of the Great Depression and his protectionist policies. Although his time in office was marked by controversy, he made important contributions to the development of the Canadian economy and infrastructure. 0 0 0.

N.B. The article originally belongs to the book ‘Introduction to Men of Letters‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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