his wife Mamie, and their first son Doug
Dwight (nicknamed "Little Icky")
together in a 1919 photograph. "Little
Icky"dies of Scarlet Fever 3 years
D. and Mamie Doud Eisenhower pictured on
their wedding day. July 1, 1918. The couple
exchanged vows in the Denver fome of Mamie's
parents, John & Elveria Doud.
of the Army Dwight David Eisenhower, Chief of
Staff, United States Army.
Doud at 18 in 1914. Two years before her marriage
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Wife: Mary "Mamie" Geneva Doud (1896-1979),
on July 1, 1916
Kids: Doud Dwight Eisenhower (1917-21); John
Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (1923- )
Pets: Heidi, a Weimaraner
Bio: Dwight David Eisenhower, (1890-1969) was
the 34th President of the United States. He was the
son of fundamental Christians who became Jehovahs
Witnesses. Dwight did not assume his parents devout
religious convictions, instead focusing on athletics.
In 1911 he entered the Military Academy at West Point.
Two weeks after reporting for duty as a 2d lieutenant
of Infantry at Fort Sam Houston, he met Mamie Geneva
Doud and on July 1, 1916, they were married in Denver.
They had two sons, one of which died in childhood.
He climbed the military ladder throughout the first
world war and Panama Canal Zone occupation. Then from
1929 to 1933, Eisenhower served in the office of the
assistant secretary of war. Eisenhower spent the next
four years in the Philippines helping MacArthur build
up the defenses of the islands. He was unhappy with
the post and was anxious to command troops.
On Dec. 14, 1941, Eisenhower was called to Washington
to take charge of the War Plans Division and in 1942
was promoted to major general and head of the Operations
Division. Soon he took command of the U.S. forces in
the European Theater of Operations.
He gained national recognition during WWII as an excellent
general. He ran for the presidency as a Republican and
won in 1952, with Richard Nixon as his vice-president.
Eisenhower brought an understanding of foreign affairs
and world issues to the presidency, and strove to learn
about domestic issues. He never pushed for more federal
government control because he believed in individual
liberties and local control.
He suffered a heart attack in September 1955 while vacationing
in Colorado, but recovered quickly enough to run for
a second term. After retirement, he suffered two serious
heart attack and died in Washington, D.C., on March