Gordon Lockhart Bennett

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The Honourable
Gordon Lockhart Bennett
OC
21st Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
In office
October 24, 1974 – January 14, 1980
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Jules Léger
Edward Schreyer
Premier Alex Campbell
W. Bennett Campbell
J. Angus MacLean
Preceded by John George MacKay
Succeeded by Joseph Aubin Doiron
Personal details
Born (1912-10-10)October 10, 1912
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Died February 11, 2000(2000-02-11) (aged 87)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Doris L. Bernard
Children Frances Diane
Residence Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Alma mater Acadia University
Occupation Teacher, Academic, Educational administrator
Profession Politician
Cabinet Minister of Justice (1970-1974)
Attorney General (1970-1974)
President of Executive Council (1970-1974)
Provincial Secretary (1972-1974)
Religion United Church of Canada

Gordon Lockhart Bennett, OC (October 10, 1912 – February 11, 2000) was a Canadian teacher, politician and the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island.

Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, he received a Bachelor of Science in 1937 and a Master of Science in Chemistry in 1947 from Acadia University. He started to teach in a school and joined the faculty of the department of Chemistry at Prince of Wales College in 1939.

In 1966, he was elected as a Liberal candidate as a representative of 5th Queens. He was re-elected in 1970 and 1974. From 1966 to 1974, he held ministerial positions in the government of Premier Alex Campbell including President of the Executive Council, Minister of Education, Minister of Justice, Provincial Secretary and Chairman of Provincial Centennial Commission.

He was Lieutenant Governor from October 24, 1974 to January 14, 1980.

He was inducted into Canadian Curling Hall of Fame as a builder.

In 1983, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He was created a Knight of Grace of the Order of St. John in 1975.

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