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Encyclopedia > Robert Foster Bennett
Bob Bennett


Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 5, 1993
Serving with Orrin Hatch
Preceded by Jake Garn
Succeeded by Incumbent (2011)

Born September 18, 1933 (1933-09-18) (age 73)
Flag of UtahSalt Lake City, Utah
Political party Republican
Spouse Joyce McKay
Alma mater University of Utah
Religion Mormon

Robert Foster "Bob" Bennett (born September 18, 1933) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 473 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2321 × 2940 pixel, file size: 414 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,889 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977. ... Edwin Jacob Garn (born October 12, 1932) is an American politician, a member of the Republican Party, and served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to 1993. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Utah. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,889 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ...


Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bennett is the son of Frances Marion Grant and U.S. Senator Wallace Foster Bennett,[1] as well as the grandson of Heber J. Grant, former President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attended Utah public schools and received a B.S. from the University of Utah in 1957. Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ... Senator Wallace Foster Bennett (1898–1993) was a United States Senator from Utah. ... Heber Jeddy Grant (November 22, 1856 – May 14, 1945) was the seventh President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church; see also Mormonism). ... In the Latter Day Saint movement, the President of the Church is generally considered to be the highest office of the church. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the largest attraction in the citys Temple Square. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ...


Bennett married Joyce McKay in 1962; the couple has six children: Julie, Robert, James, Wendy, Heather, and Heidi. Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He was a chaplain in the Army National Guard from 1957 to 1969, when he entered public service as congressional liaision of the United States Department of Transportation, serving from 1969 to 1970. That year he became president of Robert Mullen Associates, a Washington, D.C. public relations firm that occasionally provided cover for Central Intelligence Agency operations. Because his company employed Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt, he was suspected of being Woodward and Bernstein's source Deep Throat. A chaplain is typically a member of the clergy serving a group of people who are not organized as a mission or church; lay chaplains are also found in some settings such as universities. ... Seal of the Army National Guard The Army National Guard is a component of the United States Army. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transportation. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - District Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an intelligence agency of the United States government. ... The Watergate building. ... Everette Howard Hunt, Jr. ... Bob Woodward signs his book State of Denial after a talk in March 2007. ... Carl Bernstein (left) and Bob Woodward (right)This image is pending deletion. ... W. Mark Felt, on the set of CBSs Face the Nation in 1976. ...


In 1974, he became the public relations director for billionaire Howard Hughes's holding company, Summa Corporation, working there until 1978 when he became president of Osmond Communications. In 1979, he went into computers, first as chairman of American Computers Corporation, then as president of Microsonics Corporation from 1981 to 1984. In 1984, he was named CEO of Franklin Quest, the maker of organizers and appointment books. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... For the Welsh murderer, see Howard Hughes (murderer). ... A holding company is a company that owns part, all, or a majority of other companies outstanding stock. ... Summa Corporation was the name adopted for the business interests of Howard Hughes after he sold the tool division of Hughes Tool Company in 1972. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... The Franklin Covey Company was formed on May 30, 1997 when Franklin Quest acquired the Covey Leadership Center, the firm created by Stephen Covey They are based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. They are the company who market the Franklin Planner. ...


A Senate seat opened up in 1992, when Jake Garn, who hated Washington and made no secret of it, refused to run for a fourth term. Bennett narrowly won the Republican primary (51%) in 1992, his opponent being another millionaire with famous forebears, and then went on to defeat his Democratic opponent, Congressman Wayne Owens, in the general election. He was re-elected in 1998 and 2004. His Democratic opponent in 2004 was Paul Van Dam and Bennett won by a vote of 68%-29%. Bennett currently serves as the Deputy Republican Whip. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Edwin Jacob Garn (born October 12, 1932) is an American politician, a member of the Republican Party, and served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to 1993. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Douglas Wayne Owens (born May 2, 1937-December 18, 2002) was a member of the United States House of Representatives for the second district of Utah from 1973 to 1975 and again from 1987 to 1993. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ...


On June 27, 2006, Bennett was one of only three Republicans to vote against the defeated Flag Desecration Amendment. The amendment's chief sponsor was Bennett's fellow Utah Republican senator, Orrin Hatch. The Flag Desecration Amendment, often referred to as the flag burning amendment, is a controversial proposed constitutional amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow the United States Congress to statutorily prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States. ... Orrin Grant Hatch (born March 22, 1934) is a Republican United States Senator from Utah, serving since 1977. ...

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Electoral history

  • 2004 Race for U.S. Senate
    • Bob Bennett (R) (inc.), 69%
    • Paul Van Dam (D), 28%
  • 1998 Race for U.S. Senate
    • Bob Bennett (R) (inc.), 64%
    • Scott Leckman (D), 33%
  • 1992 Race for U.S. Senate
  • 1992 Race for U.S. Senate — Republican Primary
    • Bob Bennett (R), 51%
    • Joseph Cannon (R), 49%

Douglas Wayne Owens (born May 2, 1937-December 18, 2002) was a member of the United States House of Representatives for the second district of Utah from 1973 to 1975 and again from 1987 to 1993. ...

See also

  • Wells-Bennett-Grant Family

The Wells-Bennett-Grant Family is the name of a U.S. political family. ...

Footnotes

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Preceded by
Jake Garn
United States Senator (Class 3) from Utah
1993–Present
Served alongside: Orrin Hatch
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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