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Dwight D. Eisenhower

34th President of the United States

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Dwight Davis Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison TX. He grew up on a small farm in Abilene KS and graduated from West Point in 1915. From 1935 to 1939, he was on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines. In 1942, he took command of Allied forces in North Africa and subsequently directed the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day.

After the war, he became president of Columbia University. In 1950, he was made commander of NATO forces.

In 1952, Eisenhowever resigned from the army and was nominated by the Republicans for President. He defeated Adlai Stevenson in the election. Having promised to end the unpopular Korean War, he brought up an armistice with North Korea. His administration was generally considered to be "moderate." In 1957, he sent U.S. troops into Little Rock during the desegration crisis. He died in Washington D.C. on March 28, 1969.