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  Dwight D. Eisenhower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, the third of seven sons born to David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stover, and their only child born in Texas.
Eisenhower was named Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army in November 1945, and in December 1950 was named Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and given operational command of NATO forces in Europe.
Eisenhower had been impressed during the war with the German Autobahn system, and also recalled his own involvement in a military convoy in 1919 that took 62 days to cross the U.S. Another achievement was a 20% increase in family income during his presidency, of which he was very proud.
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 Eisenhower, Dwight David. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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 soon fulfilled his campaign pledge when an armistice was signed (July, 1953) in Korea after he threatened to use nuclear weapons.
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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 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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 Bambooweb: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, the third of seven sons born to David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Elizabeth Stover.
In the lead-up to the 1952 election, Eisenhower was pursued as a candidate by both the Democrats and the Republicans.
Eisenhower had been impressed during the war with the German Autobahn system, and also recalled his own involvement in a military convoy in 1919 that took 62 days to cross the United States.
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 Dwight 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.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAeisenhower.htm   (5148 words)

  
 American President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Eisenhower refused and instead became president of Columbia University and then, after the outbreak of the Korean War, the first Supreme Commander of NATO forces in Europe.
Eisenhower’s indirect tactics eventually worked, but they also prolonged the senator’s power since many people concluded that even the President was unwilling to confront McCarthy.
Eisenhower avoided war in Indochina in 1954 when he failed to authorize an air strike to rescue French troops at the crucial battle of Dienbienphu.
www.americanpresident.org /history/dwighteisenhower   (1070 words)

  
 CNN - 'Eisenhower' - November 4, 1999
Eisenhower felt uneasy in the luxurious, upper-crust atmosphere of Claridge's, a place where anything that doesn't move is likely to be gilded and anything that does is likely to carry an aroma of snobbery.
Eisenhower's chief of staff, Brigadier General Charles Bolté, gave him another good reason to move.
From the moment Eisenhower arrived, the British were more than eager to learn all they could about this American general come to command the European Theater of Operations, the main theater of war.
www.cnn.com /books/beginnings/9911/eisenhower   (1587 words)

  
 Eisenhower
President Eisenhower in major address on science and security announced that scientists had solved the problem of ballistic missile reentry and showed the nose cone of an Army Jupiter-C missile which was intact after a flight through space.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower approved the recommendations of his Advisory Committee on Government Organization that the "leadership of the civil space effort be lodged in a strengthened and redesignated National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics," and that legislation be enacted to "give NACA the authority and flexibility" to carry out its expanded responsibilities.
It was submitted to President Dwight D. Eisenhower on December 1 1 and was signed by Secretary of the Army Wilber M. Brucker and Secretary of the Air Force James H. Douglas on December 16 and by NASA Administrator T. Keith Glennan on December 17.
www.astronautix.com /astros/eishower.htm   (1397 words)

  
 Eisenhower, Dwight D. --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Eisenhower, Dwight D. 34th president of the United States (1953–61), who had been supreme commander of the Allied forces in western Europe during World War II.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. In World War II Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower became one of the most successful commanders in history.
In February 1943 General Eisenhower was appointed commander in chief of the Allied armies in the North African theater of operations.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9032159   (852 words)

  
 Bio of Susan Eisenhower: The Eisenhower Institute, Washington, D.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Eisenhower has consulted for major companies doing business overseas such as IBM, American Express, Diebold Corporation and Loral Space Systems and she is a Senior Director of Stonebridge International, a Washington-based international consulting firm chaired by former National Security Advisor, Samuel "Sandy" Berger.
Eisenhower to a blue ribbon task force, the Baker-Cutler Commission, to evaluate U.S. funded nuclear non-proliferation programs in Russia, and since that time she has served as an advisor on another DOE study.
Eisenhower lived overseas for six years, first while a student at the American University in Paris and then as a London resident and stringer for The Saturday Evening Post.
www.eisenhowerinstitute.org /about/biosusan.htm   (603 words)

  
 Dwight David Eisenhower   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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.
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 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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 Eisenhower Hotels, Conference Center, Resort, Inn, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, PA
Eisenhower Hotels, Conference Center, Resort, Inn, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, PA Gettysburg is a national treasure and the Eisenhower Hotels, Conference Center, and Resort offer a perfect vantage point for your next visit.
Located just south of Gettysburg in a rural setting, the Eisenhower is within close proximity to the historical battlefields and the visitor center.
Surrounded by history, and pampered by gracious hospitality, the Eisenhower hotel staff of professionals, provide the ultimate in service to ensure the success of your next event.
www.eisenhower.com   (177 words)

  
 Character Above All: Dwight D. Eisenhower Essay
At West Point, and in his first twenty-five years in the Army, Eisenhower satisfied few of his ambitions-- he didn't get to war and he was still a lieutenant colonel-- but he learned his profession and demonstrated another characteristic trait, patience.
By 1952, the year Eisenhower entered into politics at age sixty-two, his character, as formed by heredity and experience, was set in cement.
The Court ordered the integration of the public schools with all deliberate speed, which Eisenhower thought was a terrible mistake because the schools were the most sensitive place to proceed, by far.
www.pbs.org /newshour/character/essays/eisenhower.html   (1154 words)

  
 Eisenhower Fellowships
Gisela de Alencar Hathaway was inspired to pursue a career in law from a young age by what she calls a “personal drive to help see justice being done.” What she couldn’t have known...
Eisenhower Fellowships engages emerging leaders from around the world to enhance their professional capabilities, broaden their contacts, deepen their perspectives, and unite them in a diverse, global community — a network where dialogue, understanding, and collaboration lead to a more prosperous, just, and peaceful world.
The Eisenhower Fellowships staff has been touched by the wonderful messages of solidarity and concern we have received from Fellows around the world in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
eisenhowerfellowships.org   (327 words)

  
 The Eisenhower Institute, Washington, D.C.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Susan Eisenhower (pictured left) and Dr. Roald Sagdeev (pictured right), both fellows of the Eisenhower Institute, were invited to give a joint Commencement Address at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California on May 14, 2005.
Eisenhower and Dr. Sagdeev were both awarded honorary degrees from the Institute for their extraordinary contributions to improving relations between the United States and Russia by furthering the cause of nuclear arms control.
Susan Eisenhower, Senior Fellow of the Eisenhower Institute, was invited to participate in the national 2005 Days of Remembrance Commemoration at the Capitol Rotunda on May 5th.
www.eisenhowerinstitute.org   (1081 words)

  
 The American Experience | Race for the Superbomb | President Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969)
The 34th President of the United States, Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower served two terms in office from 1953 -1961.
The former World War II general had led a distinguished military career, commanding the Allied landing in North Africa in November 1942; and acting as the Supreme Commander on D-Day, 1944, when the Allied troops occupied France.
Eisenhower won a sweeping victory in the 1952 Presidential elections with the slogan "I like Ike." One of the first things that the former military leader did upon assuming office was to re-evaluate the nation's defense strategy.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/bomb/peopleevents/pandeAMEX81.html   (180 words)

  
 Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight David Eisenhower was an inspiring military leader, best-selling author, head of Columbia University, and president of the United States.
Extraordinarily popular with both his soldiers and the American public, Eisenhower was twice elected to the presidency, where he led the United States with determination and purpose during the difficult early years of the Cold War.
After his retirement from public life in 1961, Eisenhower continued to serve his country as an advisor to presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/eisenhower   (117 words)

  
 WhiteHouseTapes.org: About the Eisenhower Tapes
In 1997, in the papers of President Eisenhower's military aide, the Library found an even larger group of tapes, comprising an additional 10 hours of conversations from 1950-51 when General Eisenhower was considering a run for the Presidency.
These tapes were made in General Eisenhower's offices at Columbia University, where he served as President, and, it is believed, at his office in Paris, where he served as Supreme NATO Commander.
According to Ann Whitman, Eisenhower's personal secretary, the machine was "a monster" and was located in a cabinet by her desk in her office next to the Oval Office.
www.whitehousetapes.org /pages/tapes_dde.htm   (818 words)

  
 Dwight D. Eisenhower - SourceWatch
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.
The President proposed that the United States and Russia exchange blueprints of each other's military establishments and "provide within our countries facilities for aerial photography to the other country." The Russians greeted the proposal with silence, but were so cordial throughout the meetings that tensions relaxed.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Dwight_D._Eisenhower   (725 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: EISENHOWER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Tracing Eisenhower's family background, education, military and political careers, and influence as elder statesman, the author chronicles Eisenhower's triumphs and failures and at the same time provides a vivid picture of the off-duty Ike.
Eisenhower is generally regarded as a do-nothing President, one whose only legacy to the country is his face on the discontinued silver dollar and who only left for the presidency a putting green on the White House grounds.
Eisenhower's presidency was extremely secretive, perhaps just as much as Nixon's (and the current Bush's), but he took the constitutionally murky step of using executive privilege to try to shut down, indirectly, the McCarthyist fear machine.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671747584?v=glance   (2434 words)

  
 Dwight David Eisenhower
Eisenhower served in the Philippines from 1935 to 1939 with Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
At the Republican convention of 1952 in Chicago, Eisenhower won the presidential nomination on the first ballot in a close race with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio.
With his wartime rank restored by Congress, Eisenhower returned to private life and the role of elder statesman, with his vigor hardly impaired by a heart attack, an ileitis operation, and a mild stroke suffered while in office.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0760618.html   (605 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As a result, the reader is introduced to perhaps the greatest irony of Eisenhower's life: his parents were staunch pacifists, and while proud of their son's accomplishments, were never particularly comfortable with his chosen career path.
Above all, Eisenhower was a master administrator; he could take a long view of the situation, and insomuch as he was able, build a consensus out of the egos of his generals.
Eisenhower's spectacular elevation to supreme commander was fantastic luck for Ike and a terrible risk for the Allies.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0805056866?v=glance   (3081 words)

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