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Who was Dwight Eisenhower?
Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1953 and ended in 1961. He was 62 years old when he first began his term of office on January 20, 1953.

Dwight Eisenhower's Nickname Meanings
His birth name was David Dwight Eisenhower, after his father. To avoid confusion he was called by his middle name and eventually dropped his first name, David. His family nickname was 'Ike'. He had a variety of nicknames including General Ike and Kansas Cyclone. The strange nickname 'Duckpin' was due to his fondness for duckpin bowling. His prowess as a military general was reflected in one of his nicknames and his boyhood nickname led to his famous campaign slogan "I like Ike".


Description and Picture of Dwight Eisenhower
The picture of Dwight Eisenhower portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 11 inches in height and 171 pounds in weight. He had blue colored eyes, a fair complexion and lost his light brown hair as he aged. He was short sighted, so sometimes wore glasses. His face would light up with his engaging smile. Dwight Eisenhower took pride in his appearance and was always neat and smartly dressed.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Dwight Eisenhower like?
The personality of Dwight Eisenhower is described as extrovert, optimistic, friendly and gregarious. He liked people and he wanted people to like him. He was honest and honorable and had the ability to inspire loyalty and respect in people. Although he was usually level headed he was also superstitious, ensuring that he carried three lucky coins in his trouser pockets. He was criticized for being evasive when required to ask unexpected questions.

Facts about President Dwight Eisenhower and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Dwight Eisenhower famous for? Why was Dwight Eisenhower important? The history and life of President Dwight Eisenhower during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Dwight Eisenhower Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Dwight Eisenhower?  
 He was the 34th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1953 and ended in 1961 (January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Republican political party
What other political offices did Dwight Eisenhower hold before his presidency?
 None before his presidency
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was Richard Nixon (1953-61)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The End of the Korean War (1953)
 The Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
 SEATO formed
 The Interstate Highway System Created (1956)
 Federal troops sent to Little Rock to enforce integration (1957)
 The Eisenhower Doctrine (1957)
 NASA established (1968)
What was Dwight Eisenhower' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "Ike"
Who was Dwight Eisenhower' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Mamie Eisenhower
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Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Dwight Eisenhower
Dwight Eisenhower was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Dwight Eisenhower can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Dwight Eisenhower Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Dwight Eisenhower born?  
 He was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was David Jacob Eisenhower
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower
Where was Dwight Eisenhower educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. (He graduated in 1915)
 Religion: Presbyterian
What did Dwight Eisenhower do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Soldier
Who was Dwight Eisenhower' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Mary "Mamie" Geneva Doud (1896-1979). They married on July 1, 1916
 The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Doud Dwight Eisenhower (1917-21); John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (1923- )
When did Dwight Eisenhower die?
 He died on March 28, 1969, in Washington, D.C.
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