Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

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Dwight David Eisenhower
Born in Denison, Texas, USAmap
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Husband of — married in Mamie Doud's parents home in Denver, Colorado, USAmap
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Died in Abilene, Kansas, USAmap
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Preceded by
33rd President
Harry S. Truman

Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th President
of the United States
Presidential Seal
1953 - 1961
Succeeded by
35rd President
John F. Kennedy

Biography

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:

  1. Doud Dwight "Icky" (September 24, 1917 – January 2, 1921) died of scarlet fever.
  2. John Sheldon Doud (born August 3, 1922) – soldier, diplomat, author.

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Memories: 5

On 26 Dec 2016 Ken Wise wrote:

My Grandmother's Brother, Chester McKinley Shaffer was his chauffeur in Pearl Harbor, when President Eisenhower was a General. Ironically, their families grew up near each other in several different counties of PA in several different generations and then branches of our family even wound up in Kansas, near the Eisenhowers. All completely by chance. I'm sure that they or their families never knew each other before that.

- Proud to be PA German.


On 2 Sep 2015 Quentin Smith wrote:

My 1st cousin once removed, Diane (Smith) Roberts, held back to the end of a White House reception line during Ike's administation to tell him that they were 4th cousins by way of his mother, Ida, and our common Link family connection. He couldn't have been less interested. Quentin Cabell Smith


On 11 May 2015 Renee Malloy wrote:

"I LIKE IKE" was the popular campaign slogan on buttons. Even though my family adored his opponent Stevenson, IKE was well respected because he ran the US forces during WWII. We are 18th cousins.


On 4 Mar 2014 Jacky Clark wrote:

Dwight David Eisenhower 34th President and Richard Milhous Nixon 37th President are 18th cousins 1 time removed.


On 12 Nov 2012 Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:

General Eisenwower was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in 1952. I was in third grade at the time. The convention was televised. My Grandfather parked himself on our battered sofa that week to watch the convention. It was exciting. Band playing special songs for states, lots of flat signs waving and rectangular boxes on sticks with state names bouncing up and down. "Ike" won on the first ballot.

"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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Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th US President
Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th US President

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ike and Mamie Wedding Portrait
Ike and Mamie Wedding Portrait

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Mamie, Doud, and Ike Eisenhower

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Icky Eisenhower Home

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On 16 Dec 2016 at 21:13 GMT Ken Wise wrote:

My Grandmother's Brother, Chester McKinley Shaffer was his chauffeur in Pearl Harbor, when President Eisenhower was a General. Ironically, their families grew up near each other in several different counties of PA in several different generations and then branches of our family even wound up in Kansas, near the Eisenhowers. All completely by chance. I'm sure that they or their families never knew each other before that.

- Proud to be PA German.

On 13 Aug 2016 at 15:30 GMT George Stradtman Jr. wrote:

Thanks to Dorothy Barry for this treasure trove of information about Dwight David Eisenhower's genealogy: < http://www.ancestralquestonline.com/desbk/reports/AhnentafelAQ.pdf >.

On 5 Aug 2016 at 08:24 GMT Victoria Toon wrote:

I know his great granddaughter Laura :)

On 2 Nov 2014 at 03:36 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

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Dwight Eisenhower is notable.
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Dwight is 24 steps away from A.J. Jacobs in the global family tree!

On 27 Apr 2014 at 18:11 GMT George Stradtman Jr. wrote:

Major thanks to all who corrected my early entry errors and added so much. Now that struggles against seemingly unending winter storms are past, I should be more of a contributor and less of a genealogical thorn in others' sides!

On 16 Apr 2014 at 06:20 GMT Robin Kabrich wrote:

Need to add categories US World War II Generals and US World War II Army Veterans to this profile!

On 25 Feb 2014 at 01:29 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Please open this profile to PUBLIC (green circle) as he is a President .

Thank you !

Maggie,Project Leader http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:US_Presidents

On 21 Feb 2014 at 01:28 GMT M. (Stewart) H. wrote:

President Dwight Eisenhower had two sons. There was aDavid Eisenhower, but he was a grandson. Why do you have him listed as a son and why is he unlisted?

On 12 Nov 2012 at 10:53 GMT Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:

On Veterans' Day we thank General Eisenhower for his service.



Dwight is 21 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 23 degrees from Lucrezia Borgia, 21 degrees from Emma MacBeath, 24 degrees from Charles Schulz and 20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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