55 years ago today - Jan 28, 1967

Ezra Taft Benson told the Boston Globe's religion editor [regarding Benson being drafted as a presidential running mate]: "It is strictly a draft movement about which I am personally doing absolutely nothing."

["'Strictly a draft'—Elder Benson," (subheading) Deseret News "Church News," 28 Jan. 1967,6. From D. Michael Quinn, Ezra Taft Benson and Mormon Political Conflicts, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 26:2 (Summer 1992), also in Quinn, The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power Salt Lake City (Signature Books, 1994), Chapter 3.]

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