10 Things to Know About Dwight Eisenhower U.S. president.

Full name 

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower



who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

Attended West Point

He attended West Point from 1911 to 1915.  

Army Wife and Popular First Lady: Mamie Geneva Doud She met Dwight Eisenhower while visiting Texas.

Never Saw Active Combat

Surprisingly, in his thirty-five years of duty, he never saw active combat.

Supreme Allied Commander  

he was awarded the post of Supreme Allied Commander in February  1944

Operation Overlord

 He was put in charge of Operation Overlord.

Supreme Commander of NATO

President Harry S. Truman appointed him the Supreme Commander of NATO. 

Easily Won the Election of 1952

He easily defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson. 

Brought an End to the Korean Conflict2

Dwight Eisenhower campaigned on bringing the Korean Conflict to an end.

Desegregation of Schools

Eisenhower was president when the Supreme Court ruled on Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka Kansas.

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