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Dwight D. Eisenhower President From 1953 to 1961

US President Dwight D. Eisenhower From 1953 to 1961

Dwight David 'Ike' Eisenhower was an American Army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. All of the boys were called 'Ike', such as 'Big Ike' Edgar and 'Little Ike' Dwight; the nickname was intended as an abbreviation of their last name. By World War II, only Dwight was still called 'Ike'. In 1892, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, which Eisenhower considered his home town.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Facts

President: Dwight D. Eisenhower
First Lady: Mamie Eisenhower
Children: 2
Born: Denison, Texas, United States
Elected: 1953 to 1961
Political Party: Republican Party
Left Office: Retired
Date of Birth: October 14, 1890
Date of Death: March 28, 1969
Age at Death: Dwight D. Eisenhower was -79
Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure