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  USA-Presidents.Info - Dwight D. Eisenhower
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.
Eisenhower's presidency was dominated by the Cold War, the prolonged confrontation with the Soviet Union which had begun during Truman's term of office.
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 Eisenhower, Dwight David. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Eisenhower’s impressive performance in the 1941 army maneuvers led to his assignment in Washington, D.C. as chief of operations (1942) and preceded his meteoric rise to the top as Allied military commander of World War II.
Eisenhower was sought as a nominee for presidency of the United States in 1948 but rejected the offers made him.
Eisenhower and his secretary of state John Foster Dulles continued the Truman administration policy of containing Communism and of financing the French attempt to maintain control of Indochina.
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 Kansas Portraits, Dwight David Eisenhower
David and Ida Stover Eisenhower, the parents of the future West Point graduate and 34th President of the United States, were students at Lane University when they were married at Lecompton, Kansas, in 1885.
The Eisenhower family had settled in Dickinson County in 1879, and after leaving Lecompton David Eisenhower ran a store at Hope, Kansas, where the couple's first two sons were born.
Eisenhower's letters to Senator Bristow and the results of his examination are in the manuscript collection of the Kansas State Historical Society.
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 GI -- World War II Commemoration
Eisenhower was delighted when in December the CCS ordered him to leave Italy and go to London to take command of the forces gathering in England for the invasion of France.
Eisenhower believed that if he gave all the drastically limited supplies--SHAEF's major problem was the absence of deepwater ports--to Montgomery and allowed him to drive into Germany, the troops involved in the single thrust would be isolated and destroyed by the enemy.
Eisenhower brought to the presidency both the assets and limitations of a military background: a talent for administrative efficiency qualified by a deficient background in national problems outside the sphere of foreign relations.
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 34th President, Dwight David Eisenhower
Dwight David Eisenhower was born October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, as David Dwight Eisenhower.
Eisenhower was the second graduate of West Point to be President, after Ulysses S. Grant, and the the sixth general elected President.
Eisenhower died March 28, 1969, and was buried next to his wife at his boyhood home in Abilene, Kansas.
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 Dwight David Eisenhower — Infoplease.com
Eisenhower served in the Philippines from 1935 to 1939 with Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
Dwight David Eisenhower: Presidency - Presidency Eisenhower was sought as a nominee for presidency of the United States in 1948 but...
Dwight David Eisenhower: Later Years - Later Years In his farewell address as president, Eisenhower warned against the influence of the...
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 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Eisenhower's career in the US Army had so far being fairly unspectacular but he had impressed General George Marshall, U.S. Chief of Staff, and a week after Pearl Harbor was recruited to help prepare the plans for war with Japan and Germany.
Eisenhower was criticised by some Allied military leaders as being over cautious during the invasion of Sicily of Italy.
Eisenhower was aware that he would have difficulty in persuading the American public to support another war so quickly after Korea.
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 Dwight David Eisenhower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
DWIGHT D. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a master craftsman in the demanding art of leadership.
Dwight David, one of seven sons of David and Ida Eisenhower, was born 14 October 1890 in the little east Texas town of Denison.
Eisenhower, actively encouraged by his parents and brothers, saw education as a way to better himself and became as much of a scholar as he was an athlete.
ehistory.osu.edu /wwii/books/ike/0001.cfm   (426 words)

  
 Dwight David Eisenhower
Eisenhower devoted himself to energizing his staff, building a solid relationship with the British ally, and managing Operation BOLERO, as the buildup of resources for the ultimate invasion of Europe was dubbed.
Eisenhower later said that the command decisions relating to TORCH were among the most worrisome that he had to make in the entire war.
Eisenhower discovered that handling coalition warfare involving the three armed services of two nations in a campaign launched on hostile soil by amphibious landings, where logistical and administrative support did not previously exist, was even more complex than he had imagined.
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 Dwight David Eisenhower
Eisenhower's family background was Mennonite (River Brethren), and he was raised in an intensely religious home environment.
There are stories in circulation that when Eisenhower, as youth, suffered a life-threatening infection, the family prayed day and night over him, but family members insist such stories are greatly exaggerated, and that the overall level of prayer did not appreciably increase.
Eisenhower was the first president to officially join a church while in office: on 1 February 1953, he became a member of the National Presbyterian Church.
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 Dwight David Eisenhower
Eisenhower nominated Earl Warren as chief justice of the Supreme Court.
Eisenhower was the last president born in the 19th century.
A pacifist, Eisenhower's mother wept at the fact that her son was going to West Point.
www.seattleu.edu /artsci/history/us1945/prez/ddeis.htm   (266 words)

  
 Dwight D. Eisenhower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (born David Dwight Eisenhower on October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American soldier and politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953-1961).
The Eisenhower home served as the local Bible Student's meeting place from 1896 to 1915, when Eisenhower's father stopped regularly associating, allegedly due to his recognition of the possible substance in the growing controversies regarding Jehovah's Witnesses' prophecies, among other things, that Armageddon would occur between October 1914 and 1915.
However, on his death, Eisenhower's father was given his funeral rites as though he remained a Jehovah's Witness and Eisenhower's mother continued as an active Jehovah's Witness until her death.
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 Dwight David Eisenhower
Eisenhower’s action was criticized at the time by the governor of Texas for taking a military action that was “undemocratic.” When Senator John F. Kennedy was asked about it his response was rambling, inarticulate and squishy.
Eisenhower was supposedly oblivious to the liberal opinions of his other judicial appointees; desegregated Washington, D. in a senile daze; had no commitment to the United Nations Charter and its human rights provisions; had the wool pulled over his eyes by two Attorneys General over the course of eight years.
The reasons why Eisenhower is not credited with his Administration’s civil rights accomplishments are twofold: Present-day Republicans are embarrassed by, and hostile to, the “judicial activism” of the Warren Court, as well as the executive activism of Eisenhower’s Attorneys General.
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 Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The public areas of the Eisenhower Center will remain open and we encourage visitors to share their thoughts and remembrances by signing the condolence book which has been placed in the Eisenhower Center Visitor's Center.
Fran Smith served with Eisenhower's European headquarters in 1945 during the period of the Allied occupation of defeated Germany.
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is part of the presidential libraries system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a federal agency.
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 Biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Bringing to the Presidency his prestige as commanding general of the victorious forces in Europe during World War II, Dwight D. Eisenhower obtained a truce in Korea and worked incessantly during his two terms to ease the tensions of the Cold War.
Born in Texas in 1890, brought up in Abilene, Kansas, Eisenhower was the third of seven sons.
With the threat of such destructive force hanging over the world, Eisenhower, with the leaders of the British, French, and Russian governments, met at Geneva in July 1955.
www.whitehouse.gov /history/presidents/de34.html   (618 words)

  
 34th President, Eisenhower's Birthplace State Historical Park, General Dwight David Eisenhower, born Denison, Texas, ...
On the morning of October 14, 1890, Dwight David Eisenhower was born in a modest two-story frame house at the corner of Lamar Avenue and Day Street in Denison, Texas.
The future leader of the free world in war and peace was born in a railroad neighborhood, with the family home nestled within a few yards of three railroad lines.
Eisenhower's Birthplace is open year round, and closed on Christmas and New Year's.
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 Dwight David Eisenhower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Dwight D. Eisenhower graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1915 and rose quickly through the ranks of the United States Army.
At the outbreak of World War II, Eisenhower was named Chief of Staff to George C. Marshall.
After the war, Eisenhower served a stint as Army Chief of Staff, and in 1952, he ran for President of the United States as a Republican, serving two terms.
ehistory.osu.edu /wwii/PeopleView.cfm?PID=184   (201 words)

  
 Dwight D. Eisenhower - Wikimedia Commons
Eisenhower at the Potsdam conference, July 20, 1945.
Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the D-Day.
Eisenhower signing HR7786, June 1, 1954, this ceremony changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
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 Internet Public Library: POTUS
Dwight D. Eisenhower -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
Contains a full biography, written by Stephen E. Ambrose, Eisenhower Professor of History at Kansas State University and author of The Supreme Commander and George H. Mayer of the University of South Florida and author of The Republican Party, along with suggestions for further reading.
Dwight David Eisenhower -- from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
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 American Experience | The Presidents | Dwight D. Eisenhower | PBS
Eisenhower was the first president to work with three sessions of Congress controlled by an opposing political party...Dwight Eisenhower entered the White House intending to preside over a period of national recovery from the tumult of the Roosevelt/Truman administrations.
His "hidden-hand" style of governing indicated to some an air of conformity and aloofness, yet the general public held him in high esteem.
Confounding caricature, the military legend cut defense spending and warned against the unchecked growth of a military-industrial complex...Died: March 28, 1969.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/presidents/34_eisenhower/index.html   (169 words)

  
 Miller Center of Public Affairs - Dwight David Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
Miller Center of Public Affairs - Dwight David Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
Professor Pach is an associate professor of history at Ohio University and former director of the Contemporary History Institute.
Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower (part of the American Presidency Series, co-authored with Elmo Richardson, University Press of Kansas, 1991)
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 Eisenhower Army Medical Center Home Page (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Happy Holidays to you and yours from the staff of Eisenhower Army Medical Center
This is an official U.S. Army web site which provides information concerning Eisenhower Army Medical Center and regional medical treatment facilities to military beneficiaries.
This site is designed to provide beneficiaries with general information concerning Eisenhower Army Medical Center, clinical operation, phone numbers, self-help information, as well as Fort Gordon visitor information.
www.ddeamc.amedd.army.mil.cob-web.org:8888   (87 words)

  
 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Presidents: Dwight David Eisenhower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From Revolution to Reconstruction: Presidents: Dwight David Eisenhower
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