Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower


Dwight D. Eisenhower

34th President of the United States

In office
January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
Vice President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Harry S. Truman
Succeeded by John F. Kennedy
1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe
In office
April 2, 1951 – May 30, 1952
President Harry S. Truman
Deputy Sir Arthur Tedder
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Matthew Ridgway
16th Chief of Staff of the Army
In office
November 19, 1945 – February 6, 1948
President Harry S. Truman
Deputy J. Lawton Collins
Preceded by George Marshall
Succeeded by Omar Bradley
1st Governor of the American Zone of Occupied Germany
In office
May 8, 1945 – November 10, 1945
President Harry S. Truman
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Joseph T. McNarney
13th President of Columbia University
In office
Preceded by Nicholas Murray Butler
Succeeded by Grayson L. Kirk
Personal details
Born October 14, 1890
Denison, Texas, U.S.
Died March 28, 1969 (aged 78)
Walter Reed General Hospital
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting place Eisenhower Presidential Center
Abilene, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mamie Doud (m. 1916; his death 1969)
Children Doud and John
Alma mater U.S. Military Academy
Profession Army officer
Religion Presbyterian
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal (5)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Order of the Southern Cross
Order of the Bath
Order of Merit
Legion of Honor
Signature  Dwight D. Eisenhower signature


Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, to David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. Dwight was the third of his guardians’ seven children. His guardians had moved from Abilene, Kansas, to Denison, Texas, before he was conceived. In Denison, the family lived in a modest house close to the railroad tracks while David cleaned train motors professionally.


At the point when Dwight was eighteen months old, his family moved back to Abilene so David could take a superior employment at his brother by marriage creamery.


In Abilene, Dwight’s 10-month-old sibling Paul kicked the bucket of diphtheria when Dwight was 4 years of age. In spite of the catastrophe, Dwight shaped cheerful youth recollections in Abilene that he would appreciate for the duration of his life. Among these were his days playing baseball and football at Abilene High School.


After Dwight D. Eisenhower moved on from secondary school in 1909, he joined his dad and uncle at the Belle Springs Creamery while additionally working two jobs as a fire fighter. Dwight D. Eisenhower utilized the cash he earned to pay his more youthful sibling Edgar’s educational cost at the University of Michigan. The siblings had an arrangement: After two years, they’d switch places—with Edgar then attempting to backing Dwight D. Eisenhower’s school training. Fortunately for Edgar, he never needed to experience his end of the arrangement.


In 1911, Dwight handled an arrangement at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, where participation was gratis. At the end of the day he was a star on the football field, until a progression of knee wounds constrained him to quit playing. In 1915, Dwight D. Eisenhower gladly moved on from West Point, and was appointed as a second lieutenant.


Taking after his administration, Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned to a farmhouse in Gettysburg with his wife, Mamie. Despite the fact that he had surrendered his bonus as a general when he got to be president, when he cleared out office his successor, President Kennedy, reactivated his bonus. He likewise kept an office at Gettysburg College for the rest of his life, where he held gatherings and composed his journals.


Dwight D. Eisenhower kicked the bucket on March 28, 1969, at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., taking after a long stretch of torment from a heart-related ailment. Notwithstanding a state burial service in the country’s capital, a military memorial service was held in Dwight D. Eisenhower’s cherished main residence of Abilene, Kansas.

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