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William Bennett
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1st Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
In office
March 13, 1989 – December 13, 1990
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byBob Martinez
3rd United States Secretary of Education
In office
February 6, 1985 – September 20, 1988
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byTerrel Bell
Succeeded byLauro Cavazos
Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities
In office
December 24, 1981 – February 6, 1985
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byJoseph Duffey
Succeeded byJohn Agresto (Acting)
Personal details
William John Bennett

(1943-07-31) July 31, 1943 (age 77)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (Before 1986)
Republican (1986–present)
Spouse(s)Elayne Glover
EducationWilliams College (BA)
University of Texas, Austin (MA, PhD)
Harvard University (JD)

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. From 1989 to 1990, he served as the first Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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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