Biography of Dwight Eisenhower - the 34th President of the US

Dwight Eisenhower more popularly called as Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower born on October 14, 1890 was an American General and famous politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
Dwight Eisenhower
During the Second World War, he was the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe. the liability of planning and monitoring the successful encroachment of France and Germany in 1944-45 was also under Dwight Eisenhower. He became the first supreme commander of NATO in 1951. Being a Republican he was elected as the 34th U.S. President. During his rule, he concluded the Korean War, and holds a stern supervision on the Soviet Union during the Cold War. He also made nuclear weapons improved defense ammunition, Space Race was launched; Social Security program was expanded, and thus began the interstate Highway System.

Eisenhower's most encouraging achievement during his era was authorizing the bill of Interstate Highway System in 1956. He justified the project claiming it to be compulsory for the American security during the Cold War. The large cities could have been targets in the possible future war, and the highways were designed for precaution and allow the military to move in.

In January 1957 Dwight Eisenhower preached the "Eisenhower Doctrine" that encouraged to improve the armed forces against any aggression that arrives from any country commanded by international communism.

In addition, Eisenhower supported the French colonial forces in Vietnam who were fighting an independence war there. Dwight Eisenhower expired on March 28, 1969 and left behind much of his ideas and constructive plans to come in to being.

Full Name:Dwight David Eisenhower
Date of Birth:October 14, 1890, Denison, Texas
Died on:March 28, 1969, Washington, D.C.
Burial site:Place of Meditation, on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Center, Abilene, Kansas
Parents:David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower
Spouse:Marie "Mamie" Geneva Doud (1896-1979; m. 1916)
Children:Doud Dwight (1917-1921); John Sheldon Doud (1923-)
Education:U.S. Military Academy at West Point (B.S., 1915); graduate of several military colleges
Profession(s):Soldier; general; Columbia University president
Government ranks:None
Political Party:Republican
President Term:January 20, 1953-January 20, 1957 (first term); January 20, 1957-January 20, 1961 (second term)
Age when assumed office:62
Outcome of the Elections
1952Presidential / Vice Presidential CandidatesPopular votesElectoral votes
Dwight D. Eisenhower / Richard M. Nixon (Republican)33778964442
Adlai E. Stevenson / John J. Sparkman (Democratic)2731499289
1956Presidential / Vice Presidential CandidatesPopular votesElectoral votes
Dwight D. Eisenhower / Richard M. Nixon (Republican)35581003457
Adlai E. Stevenson / C. Estes Kefauver (Democratic)2573876573
Snapshot of Dwight Eisenhower's life
1890Born in Texas
1915Graduates from West Point
1917Supervises training of the Tank Corps at Fort Meade, Maryland, during World War I
1925Attends the U.S. Army's Command and General Staff School, graduating first in his class
1930sServes as chief military aide to General Douglas MacArthur
1939-45World War II
1943-45Serves as supreme commander of Allied forces during the latter half of World War II
1944Plans the successful invasions of German strongholds in North Africa and Italy; directs the D-Day invasion of France
1945Commands the Battle of the Bulge, effectively ending Nazi aggression in Western Europe
1948-50Serves as president of Columbia University
1950-52Serves as commander of the NATO Forces in Europe
1953-61Serves as thirty-fifth U.S. President
1954Supreme Court calls for an end to racial segregation in Schools in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case, and Eisenhower orders regular army units to escort African-American students to class at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas
1955Suffers a serious heart attack; recovers fully and is reelected in 1956
1969Dies in Washington, D.C.
Presidential Term and its details
Dates:January 20, 1953-January 20, 1957 (first term)
January 20, 1957-January 20, 1961 (second term)
Vice President:Richard M. Nixon (1953-61)
Contemporary Secretaries
Secretary of LaborMartin P. Durkin (1953)
James P. Mitchell (1953-61)
Secretary of CommerceC. Sinclair Weeks (1953-58)
Frederick H. Mueller (1959-61)
Secretary of DefenseCharles E. Wilson (1953-57)
Neil H. McElory (1957-59)
Thomas S. Gates Jr. (1959-61)
Secretary of Health, Education, and WelfareOveta Culp Hobby (1953-55)
Marion B. Folsom (1955-58)
Arthur S. Flemming (1958-61)

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Last Updated on: September 28th, 2017