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Dwight D Eisenhower was our thirty-fourth president serving from 1953 to 1961 He was born in Texas in 1890 and brought up in Abilene Kansas He was very good in sports in High school and recieved an appointment to West Point He was stationed in Texas as second lieutenant where he met Mamie Geneva Doud whom he married in 1916 He excelled at many staff assignments and served under the guidance of many great generals After Pearl Harbor he was called to Washington for a war plans assignment He commanded the allied forces landing in North Africa in November 1942 On D-Day 1944 he was the supreme commander of the troops invading France After the war he became President of Columbia University In 1951 he took supreme command over the new NATO forces Republican emmissaries to his headquarters near Paris persuaded him to run for President On June 4 1952 he announced his candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for Presidency He was soon nominated at the Republican convention and elected on November 4 1952 He was able to use the catchy slogan I Like Ike to help him win He was able to serve two terms as President of the United States from January 20 1953 to January 20 1961 He saw the end of the Korean War and promoted Atoms for Peace and dealt with several crisis in Lebanon Suez Berlin and Hungary in Foreign affairs He helped make Alaska and Hawaii become states Throughout his presidency he was very concerned with civil rights issues and the interstate highway system in domestic affairs Between his two terms he suffered a heart attack in September 1955 in Denver Colorado He left the hospital after seven weeks and was reelected for his second term in November President Eisenhower was very concerned with promoting peace and equality
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