Bennett Campbell

William Bennett Campbell, PC was a politician and the 24th Premier of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Born in Montague, Prince Edward Island, Campbell was a teacher by profession before entering politics in 1970 and was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island as a Liberal candidate. In 1972, he became Minister of Education; Provincial Secretary in 1974; and Minister of Finance in 1976. When Liberal leader and PEI Premier Alexander B. Campbell announced his retirement, Bennett Campbell ran and won the Liberal leadership and was sworn in as Premier on September 18, 1978. His government was defeated in the general election held the next year. He remained party leader and ... more on Wikipedia

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