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Dwight D. Eisenhower
by John T. Marck


 
 
 

 
 
 

DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER

34th President

Term- January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961

Republican Party

 

Birth: Denison, Texas, October 14, 1890.

Ancestry: Swiss-German

Marriage: Denver, Colorado, July 1, 1916 to Mamie Geneva Doud, who was born in Boone, Iowa, November 14, 1896. Mamie died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. November 1, 1979 and is buried at the Eisenhower Center, Abilene, Kansas.

Children: Doud Dwight (1917-1921); John Sheldon (1922- ).

Home: Abilene, Kansas. Religion: Presbyterian

Education: Public schools; graduated (1915) U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York.

Military Service: 2nd Lt. in U.S. Army (1915); served in United States, Panama, Philippines (1915-1942); Commander of European Theatre of Operations (1942); Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces in Western Europe (1943); General of the Army (1944); Army Chief of Staff (1945); Supreme Commander of Allied Powers of Europe (1951).

Age at Inauguration: 62

First Administration: Vice President: Richard M. Nixon of California, Inauguration January 20, 1953, The Capital, Washington, D.C.

Second Administration: Vice President: Richard M. Nixon of California, Inauguration January 20, 1957, The Capital, Washington, D.C.

Occupation after Presidency: Writer, Retired General of the Army.

Death: Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., March 28, 1969.

Cause of Death: Heart Attack at age 78.

Place of Burial: Meditation Chapel, Eisenhower Center, Abilene, Kansas.

Interesting Facts:

Eisenhower was one of the finest soldiers the United States has ever seen. He began WW II as a Lt. colonel, and by December 1944, he had reached the five-star rank of General of the Army.

In 1959 Eisenhower welcomed Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to the United States, this being the first visit ever by a Russian Communist leader.

In 1961 when Fidel Castro, (communist dictator of Cuba) seized property belonging to U.S. companies on Cuba, Eisenhower broke off all diplomatic relations.

Copyrightę John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.