34 Dwight Eisenhower

34 Dwight Eisenhower

34 Dwight Eisenhower

34 Dwight Eisenhower
34 Dwight Eisenhower

 

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

  • Born: October 14, 1890, Denison, Texas
  • Vice President: Richard Nixon (1953 - 1961)
  • 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-)
  • Career: Soldier
  • Political Party Republican
  • 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)
  • Died: March 28, 1969, Washington, D.C.
  • Buried: Abilene, Kansas

Dwight Eisenhower Trivia:
Graduated U.S. Military Academy, West Point New York. Held no other political office. In 1953 Eisenhower established the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The Korean War ended and he nominated Earl Warren as chief justice of the Supreme Court. In 1956 Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal and the president refused to join Britain, France and Israel in an invasion of Egypt. Also, in 1956 he denounced the USSR for crushing a Hungarian uprising. In 1957, he sent federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to ensure the integration of Central High School. On May 1, 1956, the USSR downed a U.S. U-2 reconnaissance flight over Soviet territory which was flown by Francis Gary Powers, a civilian. This resulted in the collapse of a summit conference with Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Dwight David Eisenhower was born David Dwight Eisenhower. He was the last president born in the 19th century. He was the only president to serve in both World Wars. A skilled chef, he was famous for his vegetable soup, steaks, and cornmeal pancakes. He was the first president licensed to fly an airplane.


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