Dwight David Eisenhower (''Ike'')

Lieutenant, General, President
34th U.S. President from 1953-1961. Served in the  army rising from a second lieutenant to a five- star general.     34th U.S. President from 1953-1961. Served in the army rising from a second lieutenant to a five- star general. Dwight D. Eisenhower graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1915 and rose quickly through the ranks of the United States Army. At the outbreak of World War II, Eisenhower was named Chief of Staff to George C. Marshall. In 1942, Marshall sent Eisenhower to Great Britain to command American forces there and in Europe. He commanded the North African Landings (Operation Torch), the Normandy Invasion (Operation Overlord), and the offensive against Germany in Western Europe.   He, like the rest of the allies, were caught off guard with Germany's offensive in the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge) but recovered and led the allies into Germany the following spring.   After the war, Eisenhower served a stint as Army Chief of Staff, and in 1952, he ran for President of the United States as a Republican, serving two terms. He died in 1969.
Birth Location: 
Dension, Texas, United States
Birth Date: 
10/14/1890
Death Location: 
Washington, D.C, United States
Death Date: 
3/28/1969