High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wallace Foster Bennett (November 13, 1898 December 19, 1993) was a Republican Senator representing the U.S. State of Utah (1951 1974).BEnnett was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 13, 1898, the son of Rosetta (née Wallace) and John Foster Bennett. HE served as an infantry officer in World War I. HE graduated from the University of Utah in 1919. HE became a high school principal and then a paint manufacturer. HE was first elected to the Senate in 1950, defeating 18-year incumbent Elbert D. THomas. BEnnett served four terms before retiring in 1974. HE resigned shortly before the end of his final term, and his already elected successor, Republican Jake Garn, was appointed to fill his seat.