President Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969)
34th President of the United States - January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961
Dwight Eisenhower was born in Texas and attended West Point. He Married Mami Geneva Doud in 1916.
He was well known for his service as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe. In 1951 General Eisenhower assumed supreme command of the new NATO forces. His memorable campaign slogan “I Like Ike” resounded with voters, and he defeated Adlai Stevenson II for the presidency.
He ended the Korean War even as the cold war with Russia simmered. He attempted to cool off the arms race in 1955. His meeting in 1955 with Russia and France in Geneva did not accomplish his larger goals, but it was not a failure diplomatically. That same year he was hospitalized following a heart attack.
Domestically he was a moderate. He supported desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas and ordered the desegregation of the armed forces.
Upon leaving office in 1969, he remarked “America is today the strongest, most influential, and most productive nation in the world.”.
On March 28, 1969, he died following a long illness.
International Star Registry was asked to name a star for President Eisenhower in 1985
Dwight David Eisenhower
Libra RA 15h 6m 44.00s D-11° 27' 0.00"
October 14, 1985