Dwight Eisenhower 34 th President of the U.S Republican. Early Life. Born in Texas in 1890, brought up in Abilene, Kansas, Eisenhower was the third of seven sons. He excelled in sports in high school, and received an appointment to West Point.
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1918 Served in the United States Army in World War I.
1935-1939 Served as assistant to General Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines.
1943-1945 Served as supreme commander of European forces in World War II.
June 6, 1944 Directed D-Day (invasion of Normandy).
May 7, 1945 Accepted Germany's surrender to the Allies.
1950-1952 Commanded NATO forces in Europe.
1953-1961 President of the United States. Did You Know The concept of the domino theory was based on Eisenhower's explanation for U.S. involvement in South Vietnam. As a star defensive back on the West Point football team, Eisenhower was known as the Kansas Cyclone. Eisenhower, who loved to cook, developed a recipe for vegetable soup that is 894 words long and includes the stems of nasturtium flowers.