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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The fear and overwhelming responsibility of speaking in the Tabernacle and on
the air , as six of the sessions were broadcast , almost overpowersed ] me , " he
wrote in his journal . The next day dozens of visitors seeking advice on spiritual ...
Impressed , Ezra asked who was responsible for the establishment . After a
pause the chauffeur responded , “ You are , Mr . Secretary . " The department had
many divisions that Ezra would direct . He was responsible for the nation ' s
Eight years later President McKay stated , “ No greater immediate responsibility
rests upon members of the Church , upon all citizens of this Republic . . . than to
protect the freedom vouchsafed by the Constitution of the United States . " In
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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
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