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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
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Bob Martinez
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
Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities
In office
December 24, 1981 – February 6, 1985
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Joseph Duffey
Succeeded by John Agresto (Acting)
Personal details
Born
William John Bennett

July 31, 1943 (1943-07-31) (age 77)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic (Before 1986)
Republican (1986–present)
Spouse(s) Elayne Glover
Children 2
Education Williams 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.

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