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Dwight D.Eisenhower
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He was a graduate of West Point, the United States Military Academy and later became President of Columbia University.
He was the allied commander of the D-Day invasion.
He was responsible for the creation of NASA


Dwight D. Eisenhower
(October 14, 1890 - March 28, 1969)

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First Lady: Marie "Mamie" Geneva Doud Eisenhower, Wife
Number of Children: 2
Education Level: College
School Attended: United States Military Academy, Command & General Staff School
Religion: Presbyterian
Profession: Military, President of Columbia University
Military Service: General (5 star)

Public Service:
Dates of Presidency: 1/20/1953 - 1/20/1961
Presidency Number: 34
Number of Terms: 2
Why Presidency Ended: End of 2nd term
Party: Republican
His Vice President(s): Richard M. Nixon
Other Offices: Supreme Commander of NATO
Methodology and Resources

Presidential Places

Birthplace: Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Park
Gravesite: Eisenhower Library and Museum
Home: Eisenhower National Historic Site
Library: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Life Portrait: From Dwight D. Eisenhower Center - Abilene, KS
 Guests included: Geoffrey Perret, author, Eisenhower; Dan Holt, director, Eisenhower Center; and Dennis Medina, curator, Eisenhower Museum Watch | Order Videotape
1952 GOP convention - Universal newsreel Watch

Eisenhower's 1953 Inaugural address Watch

  John Eisenhower (son) on memories of President Eisenhower Watch

  Hugh Sidey on Truman and Eisenhower presidential vacations Watch

Stephen Ambrose on Eisenhower's character Watch

  1952 campaign commercial, I Like Ike Watch

1952 Eisenhower campaign newsreel Watch

  Panel on Eisenhower's legacy on civil rights Watch

1956 Eisenhower acceptance speech (GOP convention) Watch

  Michael Beschloss on Ike and JFK Watch

Eisenhower's 1957 Inaugural address Watch

  David Eisenhower (grandson) on Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon Watch

1955 Eisenhower news conference Watch

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