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Bennett, William Andrew Cecil (W. A. C. Bennett)

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Born: 1900 AD
Died: 1979 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Politician

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1900 - Born on the 6th of September in Hastings, New Brunswick, Canada.

1918 - At the age of 18, he moved to Edmonton, Alberta.

       - He later moved to Kelowna, British Columbia and entered the retail hardware business.

1937-1939 - Served as President of the Kelowna Board of Trade.

1941 - Elected as the Conservative member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly for South Okanagan.

1945 - He was re-elected as conservative member.

1948 - Run, unsuccessfully, as Progressive Conservative candidate in the Yale federal by-election.

1949 - He was returned to the British Columbia Legislative Assembly in the provincial election.

1951 - He left the party to sit as an independent member.

       - In December, he took out a membership in the Social Credit League.

1952-1972 - Defeated Philip Gaglardi for the position of party leader and premier-elect of British Columbia.

1976 - He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

1979 - Bennett died on 23rd of February and was interred in the Kelowna Municipal Cemetery, in Kelowna, British Columbia.

1998 - Government of Canada honored W.A.C. Bennett with his portrait on a postage stamp of Canada.



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