Bennett, William Richards "Bill"

BENNETT, William Richards "Bill," businessman, politician, premier 22 Dec 1975–6 Aug 1986 (b 14 Apr 1932, Kelowna; d there 3 Dec 2015). The son of longtime premier W.A.C. BENNETT, he went into business directly after high school and made a substantial fortune in real estate and other investments. Following his father's retirement from politics in 1973, he won election to the legislature in the same S Okanagan seat and ran successfully in Nov 1973 for leadership of the SOCIAL CREDIT PARTY. As...

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