President Benson Turns 93

“President Benson Turns 93,” Ensign, Oct. 1992, 73

President Benson Turns 93

President Ezra Taft Benson observed his ninety-third birthday on Tuesday, August 4, by welcoming family members, friends, and Church leaders at his Salt Lake residence.

On the occasion of President Benson’s birthday, Brigham Young University’s Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute unveiled a bust of the prophet. The bust represents President Benson as the 1953–61 U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and has on its base the words: “Missionary, husband and father, Secretary of Agriculture, international benefactor.”

Family members and close associates attended unveiling ceremonies at BYU. The artwork will be on permanent display in the institute.

“The work reminds us of President Benson’s charge to improve the quality of life for people around the world,” said a Benson Institute spokesman.

A bust of President Benson was unveiled at BYU’s Benson Institute. (Sculpture by George O. Cornish.)