- Thirty-fourth President (1953-1961)
- Birthday: October 14, 1890 (Tuesday)
- Birthplace: Denison, Texas
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Date of Death: March 28, 1969 (Friday)
- Place of Death: Washington DC
- Place of Burial: Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home, Abilene, Kansas
- Cause of Death: Coronary thrombosis, heart failure
- Age: 78 years old
- Length of Retirement: 2989 days
- Religion: Presbyterian
- Party: Republican
Dwight D. Eisenhower Offices Held
- First Supreme Allied Commander Europe (1951-1952)
- Sixteenth Chief of Staff of the Army (1945-1948)
- First Governor of American Zone of Occupied Germany (1945-1945)
- Thirteenth President of Columbia University (1948-1953)
- Five-Star General
Dwight D. Eisenhower Nicknames
- General Ike
- Kansas Cyclone
Dwight D. Eisenhower Pets
- Dog (named Heidi)
- Parakeet (named Gabby, buried in 1957 at the southwest corner of the Executive Mansion)
Dwight D. Eisenhower Personal Traits
- Height: 5 feet – 10-1/2 inches
Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking...freedom.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head-that's assault, not leadership.
I despise people who go to the gutter on either the right or the left and hurl rocks at those in the center.
We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Timeline – Family
- May 1, 1862 Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower (Mother) born in Mt. Sidney, Virginia.
- September 23, 1863 David Jacob Eisenhower (Father) born in Elizabethville, Pennsylvania.
- September 23, 1885 David Jacob Eisenhower marries Ida Elizabeth Stover (Mother) at the campus of Lane University in Lecompton, Kansas.
- November 11, 1886 Arthur Bradford Eisenhower (Brother) born in Hope Kansas.
- January 19, 1889 Edgar Newton Eisenhower (Brother) born in Hope, Kansas.
- October 14, 1890 Dwight David Eisenhower born in Denison, Texas.
- August 9, 1892 Roy Jacob Eisenhower (Brother) born in Abilene, Kansas.
- May, 12, 1894 Paul Dawson Eisenhower (Brother) born in Abilene, Kansas.
- March 16, 1895 Paul Dawson Eisenhower (Brother) dies in Abilene, Kansas.
- November 14, 1896 Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower (Wife) born in Boone, Iowa.
- February 1, 1898 Earl Dewey Eisenhower (Brother) born in Abilene, Kansas.
- September 15, 1899 Dr. Milton Stover Eisenhower (Brother) born in Abilene, Kansas.
- July 1, 1916 Dwight David Eisenhower marries Mamie Geneva Doud (Wife) at her parent’s house in Denver, Colorado.
- September 24, 1917 Doud Dwight “Icky” Eisenhower (Son) born in San Antonio, Texas.
- January 2, 1921 Doud Dwight “Icky” Eisenhower (Son) dies in Fort Meade, Maryland.
- August 3, 1922 John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (Son) is born in Denver, Colorado.
- March 10, 1942 David Jacob Eisenhower (Father) dies in Abilene, Kansas.
- June 17, 1942 Roy Jacob Eisenhower (Brother) dies in Jackson City, Kansas.
- September 11, 1946 Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower (Mother) dies in Abilene, Kansas.
- January 26, 1958 Arthur Bradford Eisenhower (Brother) dies in Kansas City, Missouri.
- December 18, 1968 Earl Dewey Eisenhower (Brother) dies in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- March 28, 1969 Dwight David Eisenhower dies in Washington DC.
- July 12, 1971 Edgar Newton Eisenhower (Brother) dies in Tacoma, Washington.
- November 1, 1979 Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower (Wife) dies in Washington DC.
- December 21, 2013 John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (Son) dies in Trappe, Maryland.
Dwight D. Eisenhower Links
Dwight D. Eisenhower Blogs
Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and LBJ. These are the twenty-ninth through thirty-sixth Presidents. This is a list of how I think I am like them.Read More
- “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV
There were so many life lessons that I did not understand as I was growing up. As I entered the house the telephone was ringing!! I was told, “the President is on a helicopter on the way to visit the lab. He should arrive in a few minutes!”Read More
- “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” I Corinthians 15:52 KJV
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- I saw Jesus at McDonaldsGenesis 1:1 KJV
Americans have a great advantage over the rest of the world, at least in one respect: we are allowed to dream. What’s more, we can act on those dreams. His father probably had that desire. His father was a common laborer, but with the inheritance from his father (our President’s grandfather) he bought and owned a little general store. One thing about American dreams, though, is they don’t always have a happy ending. That was the case with this little general store in Texas. It failed. So his father had to resort to living in a small rented shack.Read More