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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Ezra began to respond to his observations with self - helps for the farmer . He
selected " demonstration farms , " where one particular facet of farming - for
example , irrigation - was operating smoothly , and organized field trips for other
Few who observed Ezra ' s obsession with getting relief to farmers would have
disagreed . To accomplish this he became a combination teacher - administrator
- analyst , preaching the doctrine of self - reliance as well as a variety of practical
Secretary Benson talks one - on - one with farmers in Nebraska men who
seemed to make a holiday of sending the Secretary of Agriculture back and forth
between the wood shed and the doghouse . While admitting that the soil bank
was the ...
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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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