August 7, 1930 - October 23, 1935
Richard Bedford Bennett (Conservative Party of Canada) was Prime Minister of Canada from August 7, 1930, to October 23, 1935. Some key achievements during his time in office include his leadership of Canada through the Great Depression, the creation of both the Bank of Canada and the Canadian Wheat Board in 1935 and the creation of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission in 1932. Mr. Bennett was Secretary of State for External Affairs from 1930 to 1935 and from 1930 to 1932, he was also Canada's Minister of Finance. He first sat in Parliament in 1911. Before entering politics Mr. Bennett was a lawyer. Richard Bennett was born on July 3, 1870, in Hopewell, New Brunswick, and died on June 26, 1947, in Mickleham, Surrey (England). He is the only Prime Minister not buried in Canada.