Dr John Orr Bennett
Chairman of Horwich Urban District Council: 1956-57, 1964-65 (Conservative)
Born: Nr. Belfast, Ireland c. 1902
Died: Bolton Royal Infirmary 15 October 1966
Educated: Trinity College, Dublin
After qualifying as a doctor in Dublin he took a House Doctor post at Dewsbury Hospital, Yorkshire, where he met his future wife.
He later became a GP in Moss Side, Manchester before settling to practice in Horwich in September 1933.
Represented Central Ward 1950-53 and 1954-66.
He was a member of the Rotary Club and was Chairman of the Ulster Society, Manchester at the time of his death.
Three of his sons also became doctors.