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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Another assignment was adviser to the general boards of the YMMIA and YWMIA
, a role that delighted him . He took on a full load of visiting stake conferences ,
assignments that , though somewhat intimidating at first , were not foreign to him .
Elder Benson was also worried about having to be away from home on church
assignments so frequently . ... Monticello , Utah , Flora hovered over him , finally
admitting , " I ' ve never felt so strange about you leaving on a church assignment
On October 18 Elder Benson learned that President McKay did , indeed , have a
new assignment for him . “ Brother Benson , I have a great surprise , " the prophet
began . “ President McKay , " Ezra responded , " this church is full of surprises .
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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
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