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Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He marked the first Republican return to the White House in 20 years. Eisenhower was the only general to serve as President in the 20th century and the most recent President to have never held elected office prior to the Presidency. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO. Eisenhower married Mamie Geneva Doud and they had two sons. Doud Dwight “Icky” Eisenhower was born September 24, 1917, and died of scarlet fever on January 2, 1921 at the age of three. Their second son, John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower, was born on August 3, 1922.

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