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PRESIDENT BENSON AWARDED PRESIDENTIAL CITIZENS MEDAL

Published: Saturday, July 29 1989 12:00 a.m. MDT

LDS Church President Ezra Taft Benson was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal Friday by President Bush.

President Benson, a former secretary of agriculture to President Dwight Eisenhower, is "one of the most distinguished Americans of his time," the medal citation said.He is also a "leader of his church and 60-year friend of the Boy Scouts of America," the citation said.

The medal is given to people who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or fellow citizens.

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