Hundreds celebrate 200th birthday of LDS church leader

The life, heritage and birthday of Ezra Taft Benson were celebrated Saturday with an all-day gathering that drew hundreds of people.

Benson, who served as an apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has descendants that number in the thousands, more than 500 of whom met in Logan for a family reunion.

"He left a great heritage," said Serge H. Benson, who is a great-great-grandson of the apostle.
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