Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower GCS CCLH KC NPk was an American military officer and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he became a five-star general in the Army and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe. He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of Normandy in 1944–45 from the Western Front. Eisenhower, born David Dwight Eisenhower, was raised in Abilene, Kansas, in a large family of mostly Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry. His family had a strong religious background. His mother became a Jehovah's Witness. Eisenhower, however, did not belong to any organized church until 1952. He graduated from West Point in 1915 and later married Mamie Doud, with whom he had two sons. During World War I, he was denied a request to serve in Europe and instead commanded a unit that trained tank crews.
|Born:||David Dwight Eisenhower, October 14, 1890, Denison, Texas, U.S.|
|Died:||March 28, 1969, Washington, D.C, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home|
|Political party:||Republican (1952–1969)|
|Parents:||David Jacob Eisenhower, Ida Stover|
|Relatives:||Edgar N. Eisenhower (brother), Milton S. Eisenhower (brother), Earl D. Eisenhower (brother), Family of Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Education:||United States Military Academy (BS)|
|Vice President:||Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by:||Harry S. Truman|
|Succeeded by:||John F. Kennedy|
|IMDb:||Dwight D. Eisenhower's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Dwight D. Eisenhower's Rotten Tomatoes|
About Dwight D. Eisenhower
The 34th President of the United States who was a five-star general in the Army and Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during World War II.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Before Fame
His brother lost an eye as a result of an accident that he was involved in. He said this taught him to take responsibility for the safety of those around him.
Achievement of Dwight D. Eisenhower
He was a moderate conservative who campaigned in 1952 against Communism, Korea, and corruption.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Family Life
His son, Dwight David II, married Richard Nixon's daughter Julie in 1968. He was known for his golf game.
Associations of Dwight D. Eisenhower
He was succeeded by John F. Kennedy as President of the United States.
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- Eisenhower National Historic Site - Eisenhower National Historic Site preserves the home and farm of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, and its surrounding property of 690.5 acres. It is located in Cumberland Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, just outside Gettysburg.
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