William Humphrey Bennett

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William Humphrey Bennett
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Simcoe East
In office
1892–1908
Preceded by Philip Howard Spohn
Succeeded by Thomas Edward Manley Chew
In office
1911–1917
Preceded by Thomas Edward Manley Chew
Succeeded by James Brockett Tudhope
Senator for Simcoe East, Ontario
In office
November 13, 1917 – March 15, 1925
Appointed by Robert Borden
Personal details
Born (1859-12-23)December 23, 1859
Barrie, Canada West
Died March 15, 1925(1925-03-15) (aged 65)
Political party Conservative

William Humphrey Bennett (December 23, 1859 – March 15, 1925) was a Canadian politician.

Biography[edit]

Born in Barrie, Canada West, the son of Humphrey Bennett and Anne A. Fraser, Bennett was educated at the Barrie Public and High Schools. After studying law he was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1881. Settling in Midland, Ontario, he was elected Reeve of Midland in 1886. He was a candidate for the Canadian House of Commons in the riding of Simcoe East in the 1891 federal election. He was defeated but after the election was declared void in 1891, he was acclaimed in the 1892 by-election. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1896, 1900, and 1904. He was defeated in 1908. He was re-elected in the 1911 election. In 1917, he was summoned to the Canadian Senate on the advice of Robert Laird Borden representing the senatorial division of Simcoe East, Ontario. He served until his death in 1925.

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