Richard Bedford Bennett

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett Full Name: Richard Bedford Bennett
Nationality: Canadian

Profession: 11th Prime Minister of Canada
Why Famous: Served as the 11th Prime Minister of Canada from August 1930 to October 1935, during the worst of the Great Depression years. He tried to combat the depression by increasing trade within the British Empire, but his success was limited and his own wealth (often openly displayed) alienated many struggling Canadians.

Born: July 3, 1870
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick, Canada

Died: June 26, 1947 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events in the Life of Richard Bedford Bennett

  • 1930-08-07 Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party

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