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Dwight David Eisenhower
Thirty-Fourth U.S. President

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January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961

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Mamie Eisenhower

starbar.gif (1814 bytes) BORN:  October 14, 1890
     Denison, Texas
BIRTH NAME:  David Dwight Eisenhower
CHILDREN:  1 Son
MILITARY SERVICE:  Supreme Commander, Allied Forces, World War II
PROFESSION:  Career Soldier, University President
POLITICAL PARTY:  Republican
HOME STATE:  Kansas
NICKNAME:  "Ike"
DIED:  March 28, 1969  (Age - 78)
BURIED:  Abilene, Kansas
"The necessary and wise subordination of the military to civil power will be best sustained...when lifelong professional soldiers, in the absence of some obvious and overriding reasons, abstain from seeking high political office.  Nothing in the international or domestic situation especially qualifies for the most important office in the world a man whose adult years have been spent in the country's military forces." 
Dwight Eisenhower in a letter to a newspaper publisher in 1948

 

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