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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Sister Hinckley later wrote Flora her thanks : “ After going through the Orient and
across Asia , where there was so little evidence of Christmas , and then to
suddenly find ourselves in your beautiful home with the Christmas tree and the
It was perhaps fitting that President and Sister Benson celebrated their sixtieth
wedding anniversary , on September 10 , 1986 , during his first year as president
of the Church . The event drew churchwide attention to their relationship .
Even in advanced age , Sister Benson was still spunky and ever ready with an
encouraging word and sometimes a quip . One of her favorite phrases was , “ The
Lord bless you and the devil miss you . " Those who studied Sister Benson ' s life
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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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