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investment company executive

William Wirt Bennett, American investment company executive. member Bennett & Lupton, Rockford. Mayor of Rockford, 3 terms, 1911-1917; Mason.

Background

Bennett, William Wirt was born on October 10, 1869 in Oregon, Illinois, United States. Son of William Wirt and Catharine (Snyder) Bennett.

Education

Educated University of Illinois (non-graduate).

Career

Horace C. Scoville, of Rockford, Illinois, 1898. Children—William Wirt, Eleanor Gertrude, Catharine Rose, Barbara Scoville. Resided at Rockford, from 1877.

Admitted to Illinois bar, 1896. President W. W. Bennett & Company, Inc., investment securities. Member Bennett & Lupton, Rockford.

Mayor of Rockford, 3 terms, 1911-1917. Treasurer Anti-Saloon League of Illinois, 1911-1913, president, 1918-1926. Lecturer on law enforcement.

Moderator Congressional Conference of Illinois, 1923, 1924. Trustee Rockford College.

Membership

Member Bennett & Lupton, Rockford. Mayor of Rockford, 3 terms, 1911-1917.

Connections

Married Gertrude M., d. Children: William Wirt, Eleanor Gertrude, Catharine Rose, Barbara Scoville.

father:
William Wirt Bennett

mother:
Catharine (Snyder) Bennett

spouse:
Gertrude M.

child:
William Wirt Bennett

child:
Eleanor Gertrude Bennett

child:
Catharine Rose Bennett

child:
Barbara Scoville Bennett