William Bennett

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William J. Bennett
3rd United States Secretary of Education
In office
February 6, 1985 – September 20, 1988
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Terrel Bell
Succeeded by Lauro Cavazos
1st Director of the National Drug Control Policy
In office
1989–1990
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Bob Martinez
5th Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities
In office
1981–1985
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Joseph Duffey
Succeeded by Lynne Cheney
John Agresto (acting)
Personal details
Born William John Bennett
July 31, 1943 (1943-07-31) (age 71)
Brooklyn, New York
Political party Republican (1986-present)
Spouse(s) Mary Elayne Glover "Elayne" Bennett
Children John and Joseph
Alma mater Williams College
University of Texas-Austin
Harvard Law School
Religion Catholic

William John "Bill" Bennett (born July 31, 1943) is an American politician. He was the third United States Secretary of Education. He was in Ronald Reagan's cabinet. He served from February 1985 through September 1988.

Bennett was born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied at Williams College, at the University of Texas-Austin, and at Harvard Law School. Bennett is addicted to gambling.[1]

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