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William R. Bennett

William Richards Bennett, (born August 18, 1932) was Premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Known as "Bill Bennett," and born in Kelowna, British Columbia, he was the son of the former Premier, W.A.C. Bennett and following his father's resignation, Bill Bennett was elected on September 7, 1973 as the Social Credit Party Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly[?] for South Okanagan[?].

He was voted the leader of the Party on November 24, 1975. In the election of December 11, 1979 the Social Credit Party was re-elected with a majority and William R. Bennett became the new Premier. He served until August 6, 1986.

Bill Bennett played an integral role in bringing the World Exposition to the city of Vancouver in 1986.

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