Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States (1953-61), President of Columbia University (1948-53), U.S. Army chief of staff (1945-48), Supreme Commander of World War II European Allied Forces (1943-45), and a five star U.S. General.
Following a distinguished military career, he served two terms as U.S. President. He is credited with bringing the Korean War to an end and ushering in a lengthy period of economic growth, low inflation, low taxes, peace and prosperity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Full or original name at birth: David Dwight Eisenhower *
Date, time and place of birth: October 14, 1890, at 5:19 p.m., at the corner of Lamar Avenue and Day Street, Denison, Texas, U.S.A.
Date, time, place and cause of death: March 28, 1969, at 12:35 p.m., Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington D.C. (Heart failure)
Spouse: Mamie Geneva Doud (m. July 1, 1916 - March 28, 1969) (his death)
Wedding took place at 12 noon, in the first-floor music room of the Doud family home at 750 Lafayette Street, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. **
Sons: Doud Dwight "Icky" Eisenhower (b. September 24, 1917, Denver, Colorado - d. January 2, 1921, Camp Meade, Maryland, of scarlet fever)
John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (b. August 3, 1922, Denver, Colorado - present)
Siblings: Arthur Bradford Eisenhower (b. November 11, 1886, Hope, Dickinson County, Kansas - d. January 26, 1958, Kansas City, Missouri)
Edgar Newton Eisenhower (b. January 19, 1889, Hope, Dickinson County, Kansas - d. July 12, 1971, Tacoma, Washington)
Roy Jacob Eisenhower (b. August 9, 1892, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas - d. June 17, 1942, Junction City, Geary County, Kansas)
Paul Eisenhower (b. May 12, 1894, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas - d. March 16, 1895, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas, of diphtheria)
Earl Dewey Eisenhower (b. February 1, 1898, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas - d. December 18, 1968, Scottsdale, Arizona)
Milton Stover Eisenhower (b. September 15, 1899, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas - d. May 2, 1985, Baltimore, Maryland***) (brothers)
Father: David Jacob Eisenhower (b. September 23, 1863, Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania - d. March 10, 1942, Hope, Dickinson County, Kansas) (a mechanic/railroad worker/shopkeeper/gas company manager)
Mother: Ida Elizabeth (Stover) Eisenhower (b. May 1, 1862, Mount Sidney, Virginia - d. September 11, 1946, Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas)
Burial site: Place of Meditation, Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kansas, U.S.A.
* President Eisenhower was born David Dwight Eisenhower, not Dwight David Eisenhower as some sources report. His family had always addressed him by his middle name (Dwight) to differentiate him from his father, who was also named David, and later came to be known as Dwight David
Eisenhower. Birth records, the Eisenhower family bible, and the Eisenhower's themselves, all confirm he was born David Dwight Eisenhower, and later transposed his first and middle names.
** A newspaper marriage announcement reversed the last two digits of the Doud family's home address, erroneously reporting Lieutenant Eisenhower married Mamie at "705 Lafayette" in Denver, instead of the correct address of 750 Lafayette Street, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
*** A couple of sources have confused Earl Dewey Eisenhower's year and place of death with both Milton Eisenhower and John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower. Consequently, you may find both John and Milton erroneously listed as having died in 1968, when, in point of fact, they both lived many years beyond that.
One final clarification:
Doud Dwight Eisenhower's nickname was originally "Little Ike" but it was changed within a few days of his birth to "Ikey" then changed again to "Ikky" and was spelled that way throughout his short life. Years later, "Icky" became the preferred spelling, and even former President Eisenhower began offering that spelling in his memoirs.
The most in-depth of more than four dozen sources consulted in preparing this profile:
Crusade in Europe, by Dwight D. Eisenhower (1948)
In Review, Pictures I've Kept, by Dwight D. Eisenhower (1969)
Mrs. Ike: Portrait of a Marriage, by Susan Eisenhower (2002)
Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier, President, Statesman, edited by Joann P. Krieg (1987)
Eisenhower: A Centennial Life, by Michael R. Beschloss (1990)
Eisenhower, by Stephen E. Ambrose (1990)
Dwight D. Eisenhower: A Man Called Ike, by Jean Darby (1989)
Ike and Mamie: The Story of the General and His Lady, by Lester and Irene David.