Bennett Campbell

William Bennett Campbell, teacher, politician, premier of PEI (born 27 Aug 1943 in Montague, PEI; died 11 September 2008 in Cardigan, PEI). Campbell succeeded Alexander Campbell (no relation) as leader of the Liberal Party and premier of the province in 1978, but his caretaker government was defeated by the PCs in the 1979 election.

William Bennett Campbell, teacher, politician, premier of PEI (born 27 Aug 1943 in Montague, PEI; died 11 September 2008 in Cardigan, PEI). Campbell succeeded Alexander Campbell (no relation) as leader of the Liberal Party and premier of the province in 1978, but his caretaker government was defeated by the PCs in the 1979 election. Campbell entered federal politics, winning the seat left vacant by the death of Cardigan MP Daniel MacDonald in 1980 and subsequently took over MacDonald's portfolio as minister of veterans' affairs. He lost his seat in the 1984 Conservative election sweep, and subsequently was defeated in the riding of 3rd Kings in the provincial election of 21 April 1986. On 4 August 1986 he was appointed superintendent of insurance and official trustee for the province of PEI.