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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But it seemed little more than a Band - Aid on a gaping wound . Ezra seldom
agreed with the President ' s programs or policies . But despite the friction ,
Roosevelt once remarked that he would rather talk with Ezra Benson than any
farm leader ...
Later he recorded his feelings : " The announcement seemed unbelievable and
overwhelming . . . . For several minutes ( I ) could say only , ' Oh , President Grant
, that can ' t be ! ' which I must have repeated several times before I was able to ...
But just as often it seemed that he was doing little more than hanging on , with an
incessant round of emergencies , meetings , decisions , politics , social
responsibilities , more decisions , and pressure , always pressure . When he
could , he ...
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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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