Bennett, Rt. Hon. Richard Bedford National Historic Person

Multiple plaque locations, N/A
Rt. Hon. Richard Bedford Bennett - Prime Minister of Canada (1930 - 1935) © Bibliothèque et Archives / Library and Archives Canada / C-008098
Rt. Hon. Richard Bedford Bennett
© Bibliothèque et Archives / Library and Archives Canada / C-008098
Rt. Hon. Richard Bedford Bennett - Prime Minister of Canada (1930 - 1935) © Bibliothèque et Archives / Library and Archives Canada / C-008098Rt. Hon. R.B. Bennett signing commercial agreement with France. Date: Oct. 1934 © Beaverbrook / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / Library and Archives Canada / PA-117656Rt. Hon. R.B. Bennett, Prime Minister of Canada, surrounded by members of the Cabinet, speaking by telephone to Sir George Perley at the British Empire Trade Fair at Buenos Aires.  Date: 13 Mar. 1931 © National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / Library and Archives Canada / C-009076View of HSMBC plaque and location in Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick © Parks Canada / Parcs Canada, 2011
Address : Multiple plaque locations, N/A

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1949-05-30
Life Date: 1870 to 1947

Other Name(s):
  • Bennett, Rt. Hon. Richard Bedford  (Designation Name)

Importance: Prime Minister of Canada (1930-35)

Plaque(s)


Existing plaque:  Central Memorial Park, beside the library building in the South East corner of the park, corner of 1, Calgary, Alberta
Additional plaque:  Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick

Born at Hopewell Hill, New Brunswick, 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.