a masculine name
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- Bennett, (Enoch) Arnold 1867-1931; Eng. novelist
- Bennett, James Gordon 1795-1872; U.S. journalist, born in Scotland: founder of the New York Herald
- Bennett, Richard Bedford 1st Viscount Bennett 1870-1947; Cdn. statesman: prime minister of Canada (1930-35)
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, (Enoch) Arnold 1867-1931.
British writer whose plays and novels, such as The Old Wives' Tale (1908), were influenced by the French realists and depict life among the lower middle classes.
, Floyd 1890-1928.
American aviator and Arctic explorer who won fame for making the first flight over the North Pole with Richard E. Byrd (1926). Evidence brought to light in the 1990s suggested that the two never reached the North Pole.
, James Gordon 1795-1872.
American journalist and publisher who founded and edited (1835-1867) the New York Herald. His son James Gordon Bennett (1841-1918) succeeded him as editor (1867), founded the Paris edition of the Herald, and funded expeditions and sporting events.
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, Richard Bedford. Viscount Bennett. 1870-1947.
Canadian prime minister (1930-1935) who convened the 1932 economic conference in Ottawa.