Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower. This is a short biography of American President Eisenhower. It is from USA Presidents.

From the site:

Dwight David Eisenhower ( October 14 , 1890 - March 28 , 1969 ) American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States ( 1953 - 1961 ) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II .

Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas , the third of David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower's seven sons. The Eisenhower family was of German descent, but had lived in America since the 18th century. The family moved to Abilene, Kansas , in 1892 . Eisenhower graduated from Abilene High School in 1909 and he worked at Belle Springs Creamery from 1909 to 1911 .

Eisenhower married Mamie Geneva Doud (1896-1979), of Denver, Colorado on July 1 , 1916 . They had two children, Doud Dwight Eisenhower (1917-1921), and John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (born 1922). John Eisenhower served in the United States Army , then became an author and served as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium . One of John Eisenhower's sons, David Eisenhower , married Richard Nixon 's daughter Julie in 1968 .

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