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Benson, Ezra Taftlocked

(04 August 1899–30 May 1994)
  • Frederick J. Simonelli

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Benson, Ezra Taft (04 August 1899–30 May 1994), president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) and U.S. secretary of agriculture, president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) and U.S. secretary of agriculture, was born in Whitney, Idaho, the son of George Taft Benson, Jr., and Sarah Sophia Dunkley, farmers. Benson was the great-grandson and namesake of Ezra T. Benson, one of the early leaders of the Mormons who entered the Great Salt Lake valley in 1847 with ...

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