William Bennett Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Education, Salary, and Net Worth

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William Bennett ( Full name William John Bennett ) is an American author, politician, and political theorist. He served as the third United States Secretary of Education. He was also in Ronald Reagan’s cabinet from Feb 1985 to Sep 1988. From 1989 to 1990,  William served as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.  Politicians.

He is among the most successful Politicians. William ranks on the list of famous people who were born on July 31, 1943. He is among the Richest Politicians in New York. Additionally, William has a position on the list of popular USA. He was born into a middle-class family that belonged to the Roman Catholic in Flatbush (Brooklyn).

At first, he went to a public school and later on transferred to Jesuit-run Holy Cross Boy’s School. William mostly spent his childhood with his mother, but he also looked up to American heroes including; presidents, actors, and athletes. He believes that apart from adult encouragement, heroes play an important role in a child’s moral development.

William Bennett Age

He was born on July 31, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York, United States.  William is 78 years old.

William Bennett Height

He is a man of average stature. William stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (Approx 1.7m).

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William Bennett Family

He is the son of F. Robert Bennett (father) who was a banker Nancy Bennett ( mother), who was a medical secretary. William was brought up along with his brother   Robert S. Bennett. His family lived in Washington, D.C.

William Bennett Wife

He shares his marriage life with his beloved wife called Mary Elayne Glover. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in 1982. William and Elayne are parents to Joseph Bennett and John Bennett.

William Bennett Education

He went to Gonzaga College ( Catholic institution) High School before graduating from  Williams College with a BA in philosophy in 1965. William then proceeded to the University of Texas, Austin, and received a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy in 1970. In 1971, he has a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

William Bennett Secretary Of Education

He caused more controversy working as the secretary of the Department of Education than he had at NEH. During his first press conference, William supported Reagan’s student loan program cuts, he said that some people should not go to college. William attacked the educational establishment by stating that some colleges, as well as universities, were overpriced.

He said that student loans were not being repaid, and he also criticized Stanford University’s revised course schedule, William felt placed less importance on Western civilization in favor of world cultures’ a larger study.  He was in the public eye as a substitute teacher in some city schools for quite a while. In January 1989, the USA’s former President George Bush appointed William as the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The aim of the policy was to rid the nation of drugs. William himself was a longtime smoker and he was forced to stop the habit in order to set a good example.

As the head, William pushed for severe penalties for drug dealers, he even suggested that guilty parties should be beheaded as in Saudi Arabia. He used the American military forces in Colombia as well as Peru to destroy drug dealers’ suppliers. He also set a goal to make Washington a drug-free city. However,  he resigned from the department in November 1990 in order to devote his time to public speaking as well as journalism.

William Bennett Books

He has published many books on education, such as First Lessons: A Report on Elementary Education published in 1987). The book lists his personal beliefs on elementary education. William’s focus in education was on content, character, as well as choice. His other books include; Body Count: Moral Poverty, How to Win America’s War Against Crime and Drugs, The Children’s Book of Home and Family, America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 2:

From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom 1914-1989, America: The Last Best Hope. Volume 1—From the Age of Exploration to a World at War, 1492–1914, Adventures from the Book of Virtues, The Moral Compass, Our Children and Our Country: Improving America’s Schools and Affirming the Common Culture, Why We Fight: Moral Clarity and the War on Terrorism, The Broken Heart: Reversing the Moral Collapse of the American Family

William Bennett The Book Of Virtues

The book was published in In 1993. William has collected many stories in The Book of Virtues. It is an instructive and inspiring anthology aimed at helping children understand as well as develop characteristics such as Faith, Responsibility, Honesty, Courage, Friendship, Compassion, and Persistence. The book also helps adults to teach those characters to their children.

From  Greek mythology to English poetry, from the Bible to American history, from fairy tales to modern fiction, the stories are rich in moral literacy. It is a good and reliable moral reference point that helps children and adults in their culture, history, and traditions. It is also a source of ideas by which people wish to live their lives. The Book of Virtues is a book anyone can read, enjoy and learn from.

William Bennett America The Last Best Hope

America The Last Best Hope is one among other books written and published by William. In this publication,  William traces American history right from the Revolution to the war on terror in a story-like fashion, He uses simple and coherent language. The author captures the American story with piercing insight as well as unrelenting optimism. He does that by surveying the players, personalities, as well as pivotal moments.

William Bennett  Salary

He is among the most successful Politicians. William’s average salary is $557,842 per year.

William Bennett Net Worth

As a famous author, politician, and political theorist, he has accumulated a lot of wealth. Williams estimated net worth is $15 million.

How Old Is William Bennett

William was born on July 31, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is 78 years old.

Who Is William Bennett

He is an American conservative pundit, politician, as well as political theorist, William was a Secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan. He also served as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under former USA president George H. W. Bush.