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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Adjusting to his new post kept Ezra more than busy , but he longed for his family
and spent what spare minutes he could looking for a home to buy or build . He
finally located a comfortable home for rent in the Westgate section of Washington
And finally , he was an ecclesiastical leader , and he wondered about the wisdom
in calling a church official to the cabinet . On the last point , Eisenhower looked
directly at Ezra and replied , " Surely you know we have the great responsibility ...
When his entourage finally filed down the aisle , men and women waved
handkerchiefs and grasped the visitors ' hands in an action that spoke more than
words . Spontaneously they began to sing " God Be With You Till We Meet Again
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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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