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Ezra Taft Benson
Birth: Aug. 4, 1899
Whitney
Franklin County
Idaho, USA
Death: May 30, 1994
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Thirteenth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1952 President Dwight David Eisenhower appointed Ezra Taft Benson to the cabinet post of Secretary of Agriculture, temporarilly being released from his duties as an Apostle while still serving in this capacity. Through his service for our country many nations have been opened up to the gospel by the example he set to their leaders. In 1973 Benson was set apart as president of the Council of the Twelve Apostles. At eighty-six years of age he became the second oldest man to succeed to the presidency. He is most noted for his counsel to all church members to read and study the Book of Mormon. Although the 13th President of the Church he is only the second Church president to be buried outside of Utah. (bio by: Chad Stowell) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Taft Benson (1875 - 1934)
  Sarah Dunkley Benson (1878 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Flora Smith Amussen Benson (1901 - 1992)
 
 Children:
  Mark Amussen Benson (1929 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)
  Joseph Dunkley Benson (1900 - 1936)*
  Margaret Benson Keller (1902 - 1999)*
  Orval Dunkley Benson (1903 - 1991)*
  Louisa Benson Greenwood (1905 - 1996)*
  Lera Benson Whittle (1907 - 2009)*
  Valdo Dunkley Benson (1911 - 1990)*
  George Taft Benson (1912 - 1990)*
  Sarah Benson Eveleth (1914 - 2001)*
  Ross Dean Benson (1917 - 1985)*
  Volco Ballif Benson (1920 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Whitney Cemetery
Whitney
Franklin County
Idaho, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: Mar 19, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6272672
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- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Aug. 6, 2014
I still try to heed your admonition to read in the Book of Mormon each day. And, also the Bible and other standard works.
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: May. 27, 2014

- Cheryll Cotten
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
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