Ezra Taft Benson: A Biography
Deseret Book Company, 1987 - 565 Seiten
Ezra Taft Benson (1899- ) was born in Whitney, Idaho to George Taft Benson, Jr. and Sarah Sophia Dunkley. He was the great-grandson of LDS Apostle Ezra T. Benson (1811-1869). During his active and impressive career, Benson has been a farmer, businessman, Secretary of Agriculture during the Eisenhower administration as well as a General Authority in the LDS Church. In 1943 Ezra Taft Benson was was called into the Quorum of Twelve Apostles by Heber J. Grant. At the death of Spencer W. Kimball in 1986, Ezra Taft Benson became the thirteenth President of the LDS Church. He and his wife, Flora Smith Amussen (1901-1992) were the parents of six children.
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As secretary of the Idaho Cooperative Council , Ezra was expected to attend
annual meetings of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and of the
American Institute of Cooperation ( AIC ) . Gradually he attracted the attention of
The next morning , though it was Saturday , he presented himself , with the
anticipation of a nervous suitor , at 1730 I Street , headquarters of the National
Council of Farmer Cooperatives , located centrally within comfortable walking
In all , the net effect was that Ezra , in behalf of the National Council , attained
prominence as a spokesman for the growing segment of cooperative agriculture .
In an unprecedented move and flattering vote of confidence , the council ' s ...
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This and Ezra Taft Benson's own Crossfire: the Eight Years with Eisenhower explain why I will never be a Democrat, though I like and admire many Democrats. An outstanding biography of much-maligned but very good man. Vollständige Rezension lesen
A Rich Heritage
A Boy from Whitney
Man of the House
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