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