Bob Bennett (politician) facts for kids
|United States Senator
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Jake Garn|
|Succeeded by||Mike Lee|
Robert Foster Bennett
September 18, 1933
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Died||May 4, 2016
|Alma mater||University of Utah (B.S., 1957)|
|Occupation||Public relations consultant
|Branch/service||Utah Army National Guard|
|Years of service||1957–1969|
Robert Foster "Bob" Bennett (September 18, 1933 – May 4, 2016) was an American politician. He is the former United States Senator from Utah serving from January 3, 1993 through January 3, 2011. He was 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 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 George W. Bush.
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