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  • August 4, 1899 Born near Whitney,

    Idaho to George Taft Benson and Sara Dunkley Benson.

    1914-1919 Attends and graduates

    from Oneida Stake Academy in Preston,

    Idaho.

    1921 Attends Utah

    Agricultural College (now USU) in Logan,

    Utah.

    1921-1923 Serves as a full-time

    missionary in the British Mission.

    Spring 1926 Graduates from BYU.

    1926-1927 Attends the Iowa State

    College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, graduating

    with a master’s degree in agricultural economics.

    1939-1943 Works as executive secretary for the

    National Council of Farmer Cooperatives in Washington, D.C.

    1946 Dedicates Finland for the preaching of the gospel.

    October 7, 1843 Ordained an Apostle

    and set apart as a member of the

    Quorum of the Twelve Apostles by President

    Heber J. Grant.

    1953-1961 Serves as the United States

    secretary of agriculture under the leadership of President

    Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    1966 Rededicates Italy for the preaching of the gospel.

    December 30, 1973 Set apart as the President

    of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

    EZRA TAFT BENSON September 10, 1926 Marries Flora Smith Amussen in the Salt

    Lake Temple.

    1930-1939 Employed as an agricultural

    economist and specialist with the University of Idaho

    Extension Division.

    1969 Dedicates Singapore and

    Indonesia for the preaching of the gospel.

    1938-1939 President of Boise

    Stake

    1946 Serves as president of the European Mission, helping

    to bring temporal and spiritual relief to Latter-day Saints after the devastation

    of World War II.

    November 10, 1985 Set apart as President of The

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    October 24, 1986 Dedicates the Denver

    Colorado Temple.

    August 28, 1987 Dedicates the Frankfurt

    Germany Temple

    October 2, 1988 Delivers his final general

    conference address in person.

    May 30, 1994 Dies at his home in Salt

    Lake City, just shy of his 95th birthday.

    August 14, 1992 His wife, Flora, passes

    away.