Born Dwight D. Eisenhower b.(October 14, 1890 - November 1, 1979)

Education U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York

Served 34th President of the United States(1953-1961) served two terms.

Religion Presbyterian

Party Republican

Career Military service

external image general-dwight-d-eisenhower.jpg Ever since Dwight D. Eisenhower was a kid he wanted to be a military hero. He grew up in Kansas but was born in Texas. When Dwight was "Inspired by the example of a friend who was going to the U.S. Naval Academy(," this made him eager to serve for the United States.

Eisenhower was always a natural leader no matter what it was in. He was a leader when he served in the Army and was eventually U.S. Army Chief of Staff. After he retired he became the President of Columbia University(

Presidential Highlights

  • The Interstate Highway Program
  • Racial Equality
    • Declared Racial Discrimination a national security issue
    • Integrated schools
    • The Little Rock Nine
  • Two states were added
    • Alaska January 3, 1959
    • Hawaii August 21, 1959
  • The Vietnam War
    • A very controversial part of his presidency
  • The Eisenhower Doctrine
    • By releasing this The United States became the protector of Western interests in the Middle East

After The Presidency

After leaving office, Eisenhower had a mediocre reputation with most historians. Some even wondered whether a President who often made garbled public statements really understood most issues or whether staff assistants made the important decisions for this general in the White House. Yet as time passed and more records from the Eisenhower administration became available for research, it became clear that Eisenhower was a strong leader who was very much in charge of his own administration. Historians still point to the limitations in Eisenhower's record in areas such as civil rights, and they debate the long-term consequences of his covert interventions in Third World nations. Yet his ranking is much higher, with many historians concluding that Eisenhower was a 'near great' or even 'great' President.(

Interesting Facts

He was the only president to serve in both World Wars. A skilled chef, he was famous for his vegetable soup, steaks, and cornmeal pancakes. He was the first president licensed to fly an airplane.(
Dwight was also known as a funny person. One of his famous 'funnies' is "An atheist is a guy who watches a Notre Dame-SMU football game and doesn't care who wins." (