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Dwight D. Eisenhower

34th President of the United States

(1953-1961)

"The quest for peace is the statesman's most exacting duty ... Practical progress to lasting peace in his fondest hope."

--Geneva Conference Address, 1955


Full Name: Dwight David Eisenhower

Born: October 14, 1890

Birthplace: Denison, Texas

Father: David J. Eisenhower (1863-1942)

Mother: Ida E. Stover Eisenhower (1862-1946)

Wife: Mamie Eisenhower (1896-1979)

Married: July 1, 1916

Religious Preference: Presbyterian

Previous Experience: Military leader

Political Party: Republican

Age at Inauguration: 62

Term of Office: January 20, 1953 - January 20, 1961

Vice-President: Richard M. Nixon (1953-1961)

Died: March 28, 1969

Age at Death: 78

Place of Burial: Abilene, Kansas

President at Time of Death: Richard M. Nixon


Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) 442 33,778,963
  Adlai E. Stevenson (D) 89 27,314,992
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) 457 35,581,003
  Adlai E. Stevenson (D) 73 25,738,765