William Bennett Biography
William Bennett is an American Conservative Pundit, Politician, Political Theorist, and Author. He is best known for his time as Secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan from 1985 to 1988, as well as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. Bush. He is currently a contributor to National Review Online, National Review, and Commentary.
William Bennett Age
Bennett is 78 years old as of 2021. He was born on July 31, 1943, in New York City, New York, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on 31st July every year.
William Bennett Height
William stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 meters).
William Bennett Family
William Bennett was born in New York City, New York to Nancy and F. Robert Bennett. F. Robert, his father, is a banker, and Nancy, his mother, is a medical secretary. He grew up with his older brother, Robert S. Bennett, who is an American attorney and Senior Counsel at Bennett LoCicero & Liu LLP.
William Bennett Wife
Bennett is married to Mary Elayne Glover “Elayne” Bennett, the president and founder of the Best Friends Foundation, a national program that promotes adolescent sexual abstinence. The couple married in 1982, and they have two children, both sons named Joseph and John Bennett.
William Bennett Net Worth
William has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars which he has earned through his career as a Conservative Pundit, Politician, Political Theorist, and Author.
William Bennett Salary
Details of his annual salary are still under review.
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about William Bennett.
|How old is William Bennett?||78 years old|
|How tall is William?||1.7 meters|
|Who is Bennett married to?||Mary Elayne Glover|
|How much money does Bennett earn?||Unknown|
|How much is Bennett worth?||$15 million|
William Bennett Education
Bennett attended Gonzaga College High School, which is located in Washington, D.C. He attended Williams College and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society. He graduated in 1965. He then enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy in 1970. Later, he enrolled at Harvard Law School, where he earned a J.D. in 1971.
William Bennett Career
Bennett filled in as the Secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan, from 1985 to 1988, and as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. Shrubbery. Right now, he composes of National Review Online, National Review, and Commentary.
William likewise has his webcast ‘The Bill Bennett Show’ in 2017 and is a counselor to Project Lead The Way and Beanstalk Innovation. He is an individual from the National Security Advisory Council of the Center for Security Policy (CSP). He has created various books including ‘The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories’, ‘The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals’, ‘Attempted by Fire: The Story of Christianity’s First Thousand Years’, among others.
Radio show abortion comment
During a discussion on Bennett’s Morning in America radio show on September 28, 2005, a caller suggested that “lost revenue from people who have been aborted in the last 30 years” could be used to save Social Security if abortion became illegal after Roe v. Wade. Bennett responded that all black babies should be aborted. “If all you wanted to do was reduce crime, you could abort every black baby in this country and the crime rate would drop. That would be impossible, absurd, and morally repugnant, but it would reduce crime.”
In response to criticism Bennett said;
A thought experiment about public policy on national radio should not have elicited the level of criticism that it has. Anyone paying attention to this debate should be offended by those who have selectively quoted me, distorted my meaning, and taken the dialogue I had this week out of context. Such distortions by ‘leaders’ of organizations and parties are an embarrassment not only to the organizations and institutions they serve but also to the First Amendment.
William Bennett’s Book of Virtues
Bennett’s book “The Book of Virtues” is a collection of moral stories about courage, responsibility, friendship, and other examples of virtue. He has also written some of the sub-books in the series, including “The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories” and “The Children’s Book of Virtues.”
William Bennett Books
- First Lessons. A Report on Elementary Education in America
- James Madison High School: A Curriculum For American Students
- The De-Valuing of America: The Fight for Our Culture and Our Children
- Moral Compass: Stories for a Life’s Journey
- Body Count: Moral Poverty … and How to Win America’s War Against Crime and Drugs
- Our Sacred Honor
- The Index of Leading Cultural Indicators
- The Educated Child: A Parent’s Guide from Preschool through Eighth Grade
- The Broken Hearth: Reversing the Moral Collapse of the American Family
- Why We Fight: Moral Clarity and the War on Terrorism
- America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I): From the Age of Discovery to a World at War
- The American Patriot’s Almanac: Daily Readings on America, with John Cribb
- The True Saint Nicholas
- A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears
- The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood
- The Fight of our Lives, co-authored with Seth Leibsohn
- Is College Worth It? with David Wilezol
- Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America, with Robert A. White
- Tried by Fire: The Story of Christianity’s First Thousand Years