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Harry S. Truman
|Dwight D. Eisenhower
of the United States
John F. Kennedy
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He had previously been a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II, and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45, from the Western Front. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO.
Eisenhower was of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry, and was reared in a large family in Kansas, by parents with a robust work ethic and religious background. As one of six sons, he was conditioned by a competitive atmosphere which instilled self-reliance. He attended and graduated from West Point, and later was married with two sons. After World War II Eisenhower served as Chief of Staff under President Harry S. Truman, then assumed the post of President at Columbia University.
Eisenhower had two children:
- Doud Dwight "Icky" (September 24, 1917 – January 2, 1921) died of scarlet fever.
- John Sheldon Doud (born August 3, 1922) – soldier, diplomat, author.
On 26 Dec 2016 Ken Wise wrote:
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"Ike" was very popular in our neighborhood. We chanted on the school bus "Eisenhower is in White House waiting to be elected. . . Later I learned that his opponent, Stevenson, too, was a worth candidate and a great American.
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On 16 Dec 2016 at 21:13 GMT Ken Wise wrote:
- Proud to be PA German.
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On 12 Nov 2012 at 10:53 GMT Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:
Dwight is 21 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 17 degrees from Stephen Hopkins, 22 degrees from Ben Kingsley, 22 degrees from David Selman and 20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.