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34 - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: October 14, 1890

Birthplace: Rented room near railroad tracks in Denison, Texas

Father: David Jacob Eisenhower (1863-1942)

Mother: Ida Elizabeth Stover (1862-1946)

Height at Prime: 5 feet 10 inches

Physical Description: Fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, bald when older, square shoulders, broad grin

Religion: Presbyterian

Wife: Marie “Mamie” Geneva Doud (November 14, 1896 – November 11, 1979)

Marriage Date: July 1, 1916

Marriage Place: Home of the bride’s parents in Denver, Colorado


-- Doud Dwight Eisenhower (September 24, 1917 – January 2, 1921)

-- John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (August 3, 1922 - ____ )

Death Date: March 28, 1969

Place of Death: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia

Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure following surgery for an obstruction in the intestine

Final Words: “I want to go. God take me.”

Burial Place: Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, Abilene, Kansas

Professional Statistics:

Career soldier after graduation from West Point in 1915

General during World War II (1941-1945)

Army Chief of Staff (1945-1948)

President of Columbia University (1948-1950)

Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (1951-1952)

34th President of the United States (1953-1961)

Political Party: Republican

His Vice President: Richard M. Nixon (1953-1961)

Events During Presidency:

Conclusion of the Korean War (1953)

Cold War and the Eisenhower Doctrine

Fall of Senator Joseph McCarthy (1954)

Civil Rights and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954)

Interstate Highway System (1956)

St. Lawrence Seaway Opened (1959)

Alaska admitted to the Union (1959)

Hawaii admitted to the Union (1959)

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