34. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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“Ike”

  • Full Name: Dwight David Eisenhower
  • Years in Office: 1953–1961
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Nickname: “Ike”
  • Age at Inauguration: 62
  • Vice President: Richard Nixon
  • Birth: October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas
  • Death: March 28, 1969 in Washington, D.C.
  • Place of Burial: Abilene, Kansas
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Ancestry: Swiss-German
  • Father: David Jacob Eisenhower (1863–1942); Mechanic
  • Mother: Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower (1862–1946)
  • Wife: Mamie Geneva Doud (November 14, 1896 – November 1, 1979)
  • Marriage: July 1, 1916 in Denver, Colorado
  • Children: Doud Dwight (1917–1921); John Sheldon (1922–)
  • Home: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Education: Public high school; U.S. Military Academy, West Point (1915)
  • Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Officer in U.S. Army (1916–)
    • Lieutenant General, Commander-in-Chief of Allied Expeditionary Forces in North Africa (1942)
    • Commanding General of Allied Powers in Europe (1943–1945)
    • Chief of Staff, U.S. Army (1945–1948)
    • President of Columbia University (1948–1950)
    • Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Europe (1950–1952)
    • President (1953–1961)
    • Writer
  • Writings: Crusade in Europe; The White House Years: Mandate for Change, Waging Peace; At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends

 

Campaign Poster

 

Vote for Peace, Vote for Prosperity, Vote for Ike, lithograph, c. 1956

(Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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