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Bob Bennett

Born: Sep 18, 1933

Birthplace: Salt Lake City

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Bob Bennett

Date of Birth : Sep 18, 1933
Birth Place : Salt Lake City

Robert Foster "Bob" Bennett is a former United States Senator from Utah, and a member of the Republican Party. Bennett held chairmanships and senior positions on a number of key Senate committees, including the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Appropriations Committee, Rules and Administration Committee, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Joint Economic Committee. Bennett was a popular and reliably conservative senator for most of his tenure, earning high ratings from conservative activist groups such as the National Rifle Association, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and American Conservative Union. However, in 2010 Bennett became one of the most prominent targets of the Tea Party Movement, which criticized his support of the Bush Administration's bank bailout and argued that Bennett was insufficiently conservative. Despite an enthusiastic endorsement from Mitt Romney, Bennett was denied a place on the primary ballot by the 2010 Utah State Republican Convention, placing third behind two Tea-Party-backed candidates. Following his exit from the Senate, Bennett joined the law firm Arent Fox as senior policy advisor.

Profession


  • Politician
  • Businessperson
  • Public Relations
  • Chaplain

Also known as


  • Robert Bennett

Parents


  • Wallace F. Bennett

Spouse


  • Joyce McKay
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