Richard Bedford Bennett

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett

Profession: 11th Prime Minister of Canada


Biography: 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
Birthplace: Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick, Canada
Star Sign: Cancer

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

Historical Events

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

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