Right Honourable Richard Bedford Bennett
Prime Minister of Canada
—August 7, 1930 - October 22, 1935 —
[Burgundy marker on monument]
Born at Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick, Bennett moved to Calgary in 1897. A member of the legislature of the North West Territories (1898-1905) and of the Alberta Legislative Assembly (1909-11), he was elected to the Commons in 1911. Having served briefly in Meighen's Cabinet in 1921 and in 1926, he became leader of the Conservative Party in 1927 and Prime Minister in 1930. Despite his best efforts, association with the problems of the Depression contributed to the defeat of his Government in 1935. Three years later he resigned the leadership of his party and, in 1939, retired to Britain.
Bennett est né à Hopewell Hill et, en 1897, il s'établit à Calgary. D'abord député aux Assemblées législatives des Territoires du Nord-Ouest (1898-1905) et de l'Alberta (1909-1911), il se fit élire à la Chambre des Communes en 1911 et fit brièvement partie des Cabinets Meighen en 1921 et 1926. Successeur de ce dernier à le tète du parti en 1927, il devint premier ministre en 1930. Incapable, malgré toute son énergie, de régler les problèmes causés par la crise écomique, il assista à la défaite de son administration en 1935. Il quitta la direction de son parti en 1938
Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
[Gray marker on monument (duplicate of marker next to his grave in England)]
Richard Bedford Bennett
Born in New Brunswick, Bennett represented Calgary, Alberta, in the Territorial and Provincial legislatures, and in the House of Commons. He became Canada's Prime Minister in 1930. Bennett established fundamental Canadian institutions including a central bank and a national broadcasting system. A strong supporter of the British Commonwealth, he saw the British Parliament recognize Canada as a sovereign nation in 1931. In the Depression era election of 1935, his Conservative Party was defeated. Bennett retired to England in 1938, and was created Viscount Bennett. He died in Mickleham in 1947.
Richard Bedford Bennett
Né au Nouveau-Brunswick, R.B. Bennett fut député de Calgary aux assemblées législatives des Territories du Nord-Ouest et de l'Alberta et à la Chambres des communes. Il divint premier ministre du Canada en 1930. Il établit des institutions canadiennes importantes dont une banque centrale et un réseau national de radiodiffusion. Ardent
Hopewell Cape Community Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert County Museum / Musée du comté d'Albert (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert County Court House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell Cape.
Erected by Government of/Gouvernement du Canada.
Location. 45° 50.927′ N, 64° 34.615′ W. Marker is in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, in Albert County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New Brunswick Route 114) and Hopewell Cross Road, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3940 New Brunswick Route 114, Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick E4H 3J8, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. WWI 10cm K 14 German Field Gun (a few steps from this marker); County Records Office / Le bureau des archives du comté (a few steps from this marker); County Tax Office / La perception du comté (within shouting distance of this marker); Silver Jubilee Lodge and Library (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Century Anchor
Also see . . .
1. Richard Bedford Bennett. (Submitted on August 8, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Richard Bedford Bennett Quick Facts. (Submitted on August 8, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Richard Bedford Bennett at Find A Grave. (Submitted on August 8, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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