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President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 and was the thirty-fourth President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. Before becoming president, he was a five-star general in the United States Army. During World War II, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe where he planned and supervised the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944 to 1945. He became the first supreme commander of NATO in 1951.

As President of the United States, he oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean War and kept the pressure on the USSR during the Cold War, made nuclear weapons a high defense priority, launched the Space Race, enlarged the Social Security program, signed civil rights legislation, and began the Interstate Highway System. Even though he left office with low approval rankings, he has been consistently ranked as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents by many historians.

During Eisenhower's time in office, the United States saw considerable economic growth, except during the 1958-1959 recession.

Dwight D. Eisenhower died March 28, 1969 from congestive heart failure and was buried at the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Center. His farm was donated to the National Park Service in 1967.


You don't lead by hitting people over the head-that's assault, not leadership.
Dollars and guns are no substitutes for brains and will power.
Remember that it is not by a tyrant's words, but only by his deeds that we can know him.
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs.
There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens can not cure.
Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Americans, indeed all free men, remember that in the final choice a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains.
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.