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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It was such a relief to have his family close by again . Ezra relied on Flora ' s
encouragement and her judgment . And she helped him in practical ways . She
often sat up nights when he could no longer stay awake , reading folders of
37 One evening a moving experience demonstrated just how close assistance
was from the other side . President Benson related : " Soon after retiring I had this
impressive dream : Karl G . Maeser stood before me . He was tall , dignified yet ...
Though separated by an ocean , the Benson family stayed close . The children
wrote to their parents frequently ; and during their hurried trips to the United
States , Ezra and Flora made time for short visits with Beverly and Jim , and
Bonnie and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - markbstephenson - LibraryThing
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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