Reginald Bennett

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Sir Reginald Frederick Brittain Bennett (b Sheffield[1] 22 July 1911 – d London 19 December 2000) was an English Conservative Party politician, international yachtsman, psychiatrist and painter.[2]

Education[edit]

Bennett was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford.[3]

Military Service[edit]

He was in the RNVR from 1934 to 1946.

Personal life[edit]

Bennett married Henrietta Crane in 1947:[4] they had one son and three daughters.[5]

Sporting achievements[edit]

He was a helmsman of Shamrock V 1934-35 and was in the British America's Cup team in 1949 and 1953.[6]

Political career[edit]

Bennett contested Woolwich West in 1945. He was Member of Parliament for Gosport and Fareham from 1950 to[7] 1974, and after boundary changes, for Fareham from 1974 to 1979.[8] He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Iain Macleod 1956–63 and chaired the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee 1959–62. He was also chairman of the catering committee.[9]

References[edit]

Offices held[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Gosport & Fareham
1950February 1974
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Fareham
February 19741979
Succeeded by
Peter Lloyd

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ thePeerage.com
  2. ^ John Barnes, Historian
  3. ^ The Guardian
  4. ^ Marriages. The Times (London, England), Friday, Sep 12, 1947; pg. 7; Issue 50864
  5. ^ [‘BENNETT, Sir Reginald (Frederick Brittain)’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 13 June 2017
  6. ^ Sir Reginald Bennett. The Times (London, England), Friday, January 05, 2001; pg. 23; Issue 67028
  7. ^ PARLIAMENT The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 19, 1951; pg. 7; Issue 51979
  8. ^ ‘BENNETT, Sir Reginald (Frederick Brittain)’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 13 June 2017
  9. ^ Telegraph obituary