He was born on the night of October 14, 1890, in a rented room near the rail road tracks in Denison , Texas . His father was David Jacob Eisenhower (1863-1942), mechanic, gas company manager, and his mother was Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower.  

Dwight was the third of six children to live maturity, Eisenhower had five brothers-Arthur Eisenhower, banker; Edgar Eisenhower, lawyer of Tacoma , Washington . Roy Eisenhower, pharmacist; Earl Eisenhower, electrical engineer and Milton Eisenhower, president of John Hopkins University .  

Dwight married Marie “Mamie” Geneva Doud when he was 25 and she was 19 years of age on July 1, 1916, at the home of the bride’s parents in Denver , Colorado . They had one son to live maturity- John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (1922- ), soldier, diplomat, author.  

Eisenhower attended Lincoln School, grades one through sixth, Garfield School, grades seven and eight, and Abilene High school, class of 1909. He attended West Point military academy from 1911 to 1915. Upon graduation he was commissioned second lieutenant and assigned to the 19th infantry. He later attended the Command and General Staff school (1925-1956) at Fort Leavenworth , Kansas graduating firs in his class and The Army War Collage 1928-1929.  

Dwight was a career soldier. He served in the Army during 1915-1948 and 1951-1952 rising from second lieutenant to five-star general. During WWII He served as a chief of staff in charge of war plans. He resigned from the Army in 1948. He took the position of President of Columbia University (1948-1950) and later was appointed Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic treaty Organization, 1951-1952.  

He was nominated to contend to the Presidency by the Republican Party In July, 1952 and elected president in November 4, 1952. He was reelected for a second term in November 6, 1956.  His vice president was Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994). He served 1953-1961.  

Having survived a heart attack in Office, he suffered a few more after retirement. In February of 1969 he contracted pneumonia following surgery for the removal of scar-tissue obstruction of intestine. After that he steadily declined from congestive heart failure. Dwight Eisenhower died March 28, 1969, 12:35 PM

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