Dwight David Eisenhower was a five star general in US army and also the 34th President of US. He was born on Tuesday, October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas, USA.
Biography and Career:
During the Second World War, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe. In 1951 he also served as first supreme commander of NATO.
In his early Army career, he excelled in staff assignments, serving under Generals John J. Pershing, Douglas MacArthur, and Walter Krueger. After Pearl Harbor, General George C. Marshall called him to Washington for a war plans assignment. He commanded the Allied Forces landing in North Africa in November 1942; on D-Day, 1944, he was Supreme Commander of the troops invading France. After the war, he became President of Columbia University, and then
took leave to assume supreme command over the new NATO forces being assembled in 1951. Republican emissaries to his headquarters near Paris persuaded him to run for President in 1952 and were elected as President of US.
After he was elected as president he negotiating from military strength, he tried to reduce the strains of the Cold War. In 1953, the signing of a truce brought an armed peace along the border of South Korea. The death of Stalin the same year caused shifts in relations with Russia. New Russian leaders consented to a peace treaty neutralizing Austria. Meanwhile, both Russia and the United States had developed hydrogen bombs. With the threat of such destructive force hanging over the world, Eisenhower, with the leaders of the British, French, and Russian governments, met at Geneva in July 1955. The President proposed that the United States and Russia exchange blueprints of each other's military establishments and provide within our countries facilities for aerial photography to the other country. The Russians greeted the proposal with silence and this was one of his great achievements as President.
In September 1955, Dwight David Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in Denver, Colorado. After seven weeks he left the hospital, and in February 1956 doctors reported his recovery and in the same November he was elected as President for his second term.
- Being born on Oct 14, Dwight D. was a Libra.
- his ethnicity: White.
- Brother : Milton S. Eisenhower.
He attended the US Military Academy, West Point (in 1915).
Dwight D. dated Mamie Eisenhower (wife).
He died on Friday, March 28, 1969, in Walter Reed Army Medical Center; cause of death: heart failure.
Why is Dwight David Eisenhower famous?
He is famous because he was a brave General and was Great War planner. As president he was Aggressive but love to negotiate things on table.
Why do we like him?
We like him because he was Brave, confident and a peace lover President.
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