Thomas R. Bennett

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Thomas R. Bennett (1830 August 13, 1901) was a magistrate and political figure in Newfoundland. He represented Fortune Bay in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 1865 to 1874.

Magistrate officer of the state, usually judge

The term magistrate is used in a variety of systems of governments and laws to refer to a civilian officer who administers the law. In ancient Rome, a magistratus was one of the highest ranking government officers, and possessed both judicial and executive powers. In other parts of the world, such as China, a magistrate was responsible for administration over a particular geographic area. Today, in some jurisdictions, a magistrate is a judicial officer who hears cases in a lower court, and typically deals with more minor or preliminary matters. In other jurisdictions, magistrates may be volunteers without formal legal training who perform a judicial role with regard to minor matters.

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He was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, and, in 1853, moved to Fortune Bay where he established a fishing supply business. Bennett was Speaker of the House of Assembly from 1869 to 1873. He served as a magistrate at Harbour Grace from 1874 to 1898. Bennett died in Harbour Grace in 1901.

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