William Morgan Bennett
Born: February 20, 1918 in San Francisco, CA
Children: Joan, William, James, and Michael
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: February 9, 2010
1949-19??: Deputy Attorney General, State of California
19??-1963: Chief Counsel, California Public Utilities Commission
1963-1969: Member, California Public Utilities Commission
1966: Primary Candidate for Attorney General (Lost)
1968: Primary Candidate for US Senate (Lost)
1992: Resigned from the Board of Equalization on December 30.
- In his letter of resignation from the BOE, Bennett cited health concerns related to "major heart surgery" that he received in 1992.
- Legal Troubles: In early 1992, Bennett was charged with 23 felony counts of falsifying his expense records. He later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge (a single misdemeanor), paid a fine, and was placed on probation for a year.