Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 – 1969)

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Life in Brief: Born in Texas and raised in Kansas, Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's greatest military commanders and the thirty-fourth President of the United States. Inspired by the example of a friend who was going to the U.S. Naval Academy, Eise… more life in brief »

Essays about Dwight D. Eisenhower

About His Administration

First Lady
Mamie Eisenhower
Secretary of Agriculture
Ezra Taft Benson (1953–1961)

Facts about Dwight D. Eisenhower

Term
:
34th President of the United States (1953 – 1961)
Born
:
October 14, 1890, Denison, Texas
Political Party
:
Republican
Died
:
March 28, 1969
Nickname
:
“Ike”
Education
:
U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York (graduated 1915)
Religion
:
Presbyterian
Marriage
:
July 1, 1916, to Mary “Mamie” Geneva Doud (1896–1979)
Children
:
Doud Dwight (1917–1921); John Sheldon Doud (1922–2013)
Career
:
Soldier
Buried
:
Abilene, Kansas
Writings

Crusade in Europe (1948); The White House Years (2 vols.), vol. 1: Mandate for Change (1963), vol. 2: Waging Peace (1965); At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends (1967)


Citation Information

Consulting Editor

Chester J. Pach, Jr.

Professor Pach is an associate professor of history at Ohio University and former director of the Contemporary History Institute. His writings include:

Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower (part of the American Presidency Series, co-authored with Elmo Richardson, University Press of Kansas, 1991)

Arming the Free World: The Origins of the United States Military Assistance Program, 1945–1950 (University of North Carolina Press, 1991)

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