The Peabody Award‑winning series profiling the men who have served as chief executive of the United States.

34th President - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Born: October 14, 1890
Died: March 28, 1969

  • Personal
  • First Lady: Marie "Mamie" Geneva Doud Eisenhower
  • Children: 2
  • Education Level: College
  • School Attended: United States Military Academy, Command & General Staff School
  • Profession: Military, President of Columbia University
  • Public Service
  • Dates of Presidency: January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961
  • # of Terms: 2
  • Vice President: Richard M. Nixon
  • Party: Republican
  • Other Offices: Supreme Commander of NATO
  • Did You Know?
  • He was a graduate of West Point, the United States Military Academy and later became President of Columbia University.
  • He was the allied commander of the D-Day invasion.
  • He was responsible for the creation of NASA.
  • To enforce integration, he ordered the National Guard to escort students into the Little Rock High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Did You Know?
  • He was a graduate of West Point, the United States Military Academy and later became President of Columbia University.
  • He was the allied commander of the D-Day invasion.
  • He was responsible for the creation of NASA.
  • To enforce integration, he ordered the National Guard to escort students into the Little Rock High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower followed her husband around the world throughout his military career and once declared that in 37 years she had unpacked her household at least 27 times.
  • He lived in 27 different homes during his 38 years with the Army.
  • "The United States never lost a soldier or a foot of ground in my administration. We kept the peace. People ask how it happened - by God, it didn't just happen, I'll tell you that."
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The Peabody Award-winning series profiles the men who have served as chief executive of the United States. This website, created as a companion to C-SPAN's 20th anniversary television series, provides an in-depth look at each of the presidents, their lives, families and administrations.