Ted Bennett

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W. W. 'Ted' Bennett
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 60th district
In office
Succeeded by Clarke Hogan
Personal details
Born ( 1940 -12-24) December 24, 1940 (age 76)
Halifax, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Residence Halifax County, Virginia
Alma mater University of Virginia
University of Virginia School of Law
Profession Lawyer

William Weldon "Ted" Bennett, Jr. (born December 24, 1940, in Halifax, Virginia) is an American politician. A Democrat, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1990–2002. On March 13, 2009, he announced that he was running for reelection to his old seat in the 60th district after his Republican successor, Clarke Hogan, announced his own retirement.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Bennett was born in Halifax County, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia, receiving a B.A. degree in 1963 and a J.D. in 1966. He then went into law practice in Halifax County.[1]

Political career[edit]

Bennett served one term (1976–80) as Commonwealth's Attorney for Halifax County and the independent city of South Boston.[1]

He was first elected to the House of Delegates in 1989. Bennett was co-chair of the Science and Technology committee 2000–01.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Virginia House of Delegates Session 2001; Bennett, William W. (Ted), Jr.". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  2. ^ Meola, Olympia (2009-03-13). "Former Democratic delegate Bennett of Halifax says he’s running again". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Virginia House of Delegates Session 2000; Bennett, William W. (Ted), Jr.". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 


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