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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tened for the sound of sleighbells , which their father rang during the night . If the
children weren ' t in bed , Santa wouldn ' t stop . On Christmas morning there
would be Santa taking toys off the tree and presenting them to the children . Then
described the impact of his visit on the family : " Our father was bowed in grief ,
and ten children were weeping for the loss of mother . But he ( Elder McKay )
completely changed the atmosphere in our home . He literally lifted us and filled
cumstances took him back to the day some twenty years before when he had
stood at the side of a dusty road and waved goodbye as his father left for the
mission field . He remembered worrying that he would never see him again . But
at least ...
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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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