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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He told of the action taken in a special meeting of the First Presidency and the
Twelve two weeks before and that the discussion regarding me had been
enthusiastically unanimous . . . . I feel confident that only thru the rich blessings of
Elder Levi Edgar Young of the First Council of the Seventy once told Flora that "
the wife and mother who stays home and watches over the career of her little
children is the bravest character in the world . " Some of Flora ' s everyday
Chaplain Badger visited with Flora , and afterwards she wrote her husband that
the officer had told her Ezra was " working too hard - both day ( and ) night . He
said when you get a big job accomplished you never stop for rest - but continue
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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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