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Ezra Taft Benson letter to Margaret Pitzer

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 4060

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Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson (writing from Washington D.C.) thanks Margaret Pitzer (Santa Cruz, California) for her recent letter. Margaret Pitzer has just visited Salt Lake City and has heard that Benson wants to run for a second term as Secretary of Agriculture. Benson corrects this rumor. He writes, "I am concerned only with being of service to the President and the American people during the present term," and that he is undecided about the next term. July 21, 1955. 1 page, on Department of Agriculture stationery. Signed by Ezra Taft Benson.


  • 1953 July 21


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Biographical / Historical

Ezra Taft Benson served in the Eisenhower Presidency, as an Apostle, and later President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


1 folder ; (0.08 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These items were purchased by Special Collections in 1986.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Peter Crawley; 1986.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Archives.

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Ezra Taft Benson and the politics of agriculture: the Eisenhower years, 1953-1961 by Edward L. Schapsmeier (see HD 1765 1953 .S3)

Register of Ezra Taft Benson letter to Margaret Pitzer
Rose Frank
2011 June 20
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

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Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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