William Humphrey Bennett

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William Humphrey Bennett
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Simcoe East
In office
Preceded byPhilip Howard Spohn
Succeeded byThomas Edward Manley Chew
In office
Preceded byThomas Edward Manley Chew
Succeeded byJames Brockett Tudhope
Senator for Simcoe East, Ontario
In office
November 13, 1917 – March 15, 1925
Appointed byRobert Borden
Personal details
Born(1859-12-23)December 23, 1859
Barrie, Canada West
DiedMarch 15, 1925(1925-03-15) (aged 65)
Political partyConservative

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


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 House of Commons of Canada 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 Senate of Canada 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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