William R. "Bill" Bennett
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 1932.08.18 - Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
OCCUPATION: Public Servant.
POLITICAL PARTY: Social Credit Party.
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA:
COLUMBIA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY (MLA):
Leader, British Columbia Social Credit Party, November 1973 - July 1986. In the 1975 elections, the Socreds won 35 seats (gain of 25 seats) and majority governing status. In the 1979 elections, the Socreds won 31 seats (loss of 4 seats) and retained majority governing status. In the 1983 elections, the Socreds won 35 seats (gain of 4 seats) and retained majority governing status. Retired as Leader in August 1986.
MISCELLANEOUS: Son of British Columbia Premier W.A.C. Bennett (served 1952-72). Acquitted of criminal insider trading charges, May 1989.
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