Bill Bennett

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Not to be confused with William E. Bennett, a political science professor from Kentucky

William John Bennett, known as Bill Bennett (born July 31, 1943), is a Roman Catholic famous for his conservative writings and public speaking. He served as President Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Education, and as director ("Drug Czar") of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) under President George H. W. Bush.

He writes for National Review, has a widely syndicated column, and has a daily radio program, Morning in America [1] His best-known work is A Book of Virtues, an anthology of morally uplifting stories drawn from our Judeo-Christian literary history, and The Children's Book of Virtues.

In 1994, Bennett teamed with Jack Kemp, former presidential candidate and U.S. Representative from New York, in opposition to a California proposition which would have barred most state social services spending for illegal aliens.