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CAPTION ONLY: EZRA TAFT BENSON: A GLIMPSE OF HIS PRESIDENCY IN PICTURES

SHARE CAPTION ONLY: EZRA TAFT BENSON: A GLIMPSE OF HIS PRESIDENCY IN PICTURES

Photo by Tom Smart

Photo by Kevin StokerPhotos #1-2: Above, a festive Christmas tree in their living room adds to the 1989 Christmas season for President and Sister Benson. At right, President Benson, with his wife, Flora, at his side, is grand marshal of centennial parade in Cardston, Alberta, on Aug. 1, 1987.

White House photo

Photo by Gerry Avant

Photos #3-4: Above, on first official trip outside Utah as president of the Church, President Benson meets with President Ronald Reagan in White House Oval Office, Jan. 6, 1986. At right, President Benson greets young child at regional conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 12, 1987.

Photo by Tom Smart

Photo #5: President and Sister Benson enjoy thousands of Valentines sent from throughout the Church in February 1986.

Photo by Gerald Silver

Photo by Don Busath

Photos #6-7: Above, among first portraits of President Benson after he became president of the Church in November 1985, is one of him reading the Book of Mormon in his office. At left, President and Sister Benson take to dance floor at Church's Constitutional Bicentennial Ball, Sept. 18, 1987.

Photo by Dell Van Orden

Photo by Paul Barker

Photos #8-9: Far left, President and Sister Benson wear Hawaiian leis at May 10, 1986, regional conference in Honolulu. Near left, during a July 30, 1989, satellite program honoring President Benson's 90th birthday, the Church leader is flanked at Tabernacle podium by counselors, President Gordon B. Hinckley and President Thomas S. Monson.