Ezra Benson | Mormon Politicians

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Ezra Taft was the famous Mormon politician who was hand-picked by the then elected President Eisenhower to serve as his Secretary of Agriculture. Despite the clash with his duties to the Church, Benson accepted the position and set about trying to repair the damage caused by bureaucracy, weathering a political storm of opposition for all of Eisenhower’s two terms. But it was to the credit of this famous Mormon politician and spoke of his character that not once during his esteemed service was Benson’s integrity ever brought into question.

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