The Hero in My Mind--Dwight David Eisenhower

The Hero in My Mind--Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower Turning to politics in 1952, Eisenhower proved to be a successful commander in that field also. After winning the Republican nomination for president he overwhelmingly defeated the Democratic candidate, Adlai E. Stevenson. He thus became the 34th president of the United States and the first Republican president in 20 years Eisenhower was born in Denison on October 14 1890,actually,his ancestors lived in Germany and emigrated to America, settling in Pennsylvania, early in the 18th century.As other famous people,Eisenhower had a poor childhood.His father was a religiosity missionary and crazy in sermon so that he was fail in his business.Fortunately,his mother was intelligent and capable,and serious to her sons.She teach her sons to be strong and fright with poor life.Eisenhower had six brothers,expect one of them was dead young,were very successful in different field. After graduating from Abilene High School in 1909, Eisenhower did odd jobs for almost two years. He won an appointment to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, but was too old for admittance. Then he received an appointment in 1910 to West Point, from which he graduated as a second lieutenant in 1915. He did not see service in World War I, having been stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Tex. There he met Mamie Geneva Doud, whom he married in Denver on July 1, 1916, and by whom he had two sons: Doud Dwight (died in infancy) and John Sheldon Doud. Eisenhower served in the Philippines from 1935 to 1939 with Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Afterward, Gen. George C. Marshall, the army chief of staff, brought him into the War Department's General Staff and in 1942 placed him in command of the invasion of North Africa. In 1944, he was made Supreme Allied Commander for the invasion of Europe. After the war, Eisenhower served as army chief of staff from Nov. 1945 until Feb. 1948, when he was appointed president of Columbia University. In Dec. 1950, President Truman recalled Eisenhower to active duty to...

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