Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Born

Denison, Texas
Date of Birth: October 14, 1890

Died

3/28/1969

Birth Name

Dwight David Eisenhower

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Ike, Dwight David Eisenhower, Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Born in Denison, Texas-raised in Abilene, Kansas-Dwight D. Eisenhower was a five star general and the thirty-fourth president of the United States.

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  • Trivia

    • At that time, Dwight was the oldest president to resign from office after two terms, was age 70.

    • The Presidential $1 Coin Program has announced that Dwight Eisenhower will be featured on a gold dollar coin coming in 2015.

    • Dwight's face appeared on the U.S. dollar coin from 1971-1978.

    • Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower's first son, Doud Dwight Eisenhower, died at age three of scarlet fever on January 2nd, 1921.

    • Dwight was born to parents David and Ida Eisenhower.

    • In 1952, Dwight Eisenhower won the U.S. Presidential Election verses democratic opponent, Adlai Stevenson. He won the election about 34,000,000 votes verses about 27,000,000 for Stevenson.

    • Dwight was also a keen football player at West Point, but a knee injury cost him most of his playing days.

    • Dwight was baptized in 1953 at the National Presbyterian Church shortly after he was inaugurated as U.S. President.

    • Dwight resigned from the army in 1952 when he ran for president, making him forfeit an annual pension of $20,000.

    • Dwight was an amateur oil painter, and just did it as a hobby.

    • Dwight's grandson, David, married Vice President Richard Nixon's daughter, Julie, in 1968-a year before Dwight died.

    • Dwight was a four-pack-a-day smoker until he quit the bad habit for good in 1949.

    • Dwight originally shared first names with his father, David, and Dwight was his middle name; But, by high school "David" would change his name around to Dwight David instead of David Eisenhower.

    • Dwight's vice president while in the White House, Richard Nixon, ran for president after Dwight resigned after two terms. He would lose to John F. Kennedy but would become president later in 1969.

    • Dwight miraculously survived six heart attacks over a span of 15 years before losing his seventh battle, in 1969, resulting in death.

    • Married to Mamie Geneva Doud, had two sons: Doud Dwight, who died of infancy, and John Sheldon Doud.

    • Dwight graduated from Abilene [Kansas] High School in 1909.

    • In September of 1955, Dwight suffered a heart attack in Denver, Colorado. It took him about seven weeks to get out of the hospital when he was finally reported "recovered" by the doctors, and in 1956, he was elected for his second term.

    • Republican emissaries to his headquarters near Paris persuaded Dwight to run for president of the U.S.A. in 1952, and sure enough, he won.

    • After serving in World War II, Dwight became president of Columbia University.

    • Dwight was born in Denison, Texas in the year of 1890-and was raised mostly in Abilene, Kansas.

    • Dwight was the third of seven sons in his family.

    • He is the only American awarded the British Order of Merit.

    • Alaska and Hawaii were added to the Union while he was President.

    • He was the first Republican president to be elected to two full terms since William McKinley.

    • He was the 34th Preident of the United States.

    • On August 27, 1927, he entered Army War College, Washington, D.C. and graduated June 30, 1928.

    • He married Mamie Geneva Doud of Denver, Colorado, July 1, 1916. Dwight met Mamie at Fort Sam Houston, in Texas-expecting to serve in World War I, which eventually he did not.

    • He entered United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, June 14, 1911, and graduated June 12, 1915. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant, September 1915.

  • Quotes

    • Eisenhower: I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.

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