Bennett, William Andrew Cecil
Born: Sep 06, 1900 AD
Died: 1979 AD, at 78 years of age.
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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