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Ezra Taft Benson

Born: 4-Aug-1899
Birthplace: Whitney, ID
Died: 30-May-1994
Location of death: Salt Lake City, UT
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Whitney Cemetery, Whitney, ID

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Religion, Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President of the Mormon Church, 1985-94

Father: George Taft Benson, Jr.
Mother: Sarah S. Dunkley
Wife: Flora Smith Amussen (m. 10-Sep-1926, two sons, four daughters)
Son: Reed
Son: Mark
Daughter: Barbara
Daughter: Beverly
Daughter: Bonnie
Daughter: Flora Beth

    High School: Oneida Academy, Preston, ID (1918)
    University: Utah State Agricultural College (1918-21)
    University: BS Animal Husbandry, Brigham Young University (1926)
    University: MS Agricultural Economics, Iowa State College (1927)
    University: Graduate study, University of California at Berkeley (1936)
    Administrator: Trustee, Brigham Young University

    President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1985-94)
    Quorum of the Twelve Apostles President (1973-85)
    Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (1943-85)
    US Secretary of Agriculture (1953-61)
    National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Executive Secretary (1939)
    American Marketing Association
    Farm Economics Association
    Ordained 7-Oct-1943
    Religious Mission: Mormon England (1921)
    Cholecystectomy (4-Dec-1959)
    Risk Factors: Pacemaker

Author of books:
Farmers at the Crossroads (1956)
Freedom to Farm (1960)
Crossfire: The Eight Years with Eisenhower (1962)
The Red Carpet (1962)
Title of Liberty (1964)
An Enemy Hath Done This (1969)
God, Family, Country (1974)
The Constitution: A Heavenly Banner (1986)
The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson (1988)


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