How much do you know about Dwight D. Eisenhower?

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“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Who was Dwight D. Eisenhower?

Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower (1890 – 1969) was an American politician and Army general who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe.

Life

Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, and raised in Kansas in a large family of mostly Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry by parents with a strong religious background. He graduated from West Point in 1915 and later married Mamie Doud, with whom he had two sons.

During World War I, he was denied a request to serve in Europe, instead commanding a unit training tank crews. Following the war, he served under several notable generals, and was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in 1941. After the U.S. entered World War II, Eisenhower oversaw the successful invasions of North Africa and Sicily before supervising the invasions of France and Germany. After the war, Eisenhower served as Army Chief of Staff and then in an uncomfortable role as president of Columbia University. In 1951–52, he served as the first Supreme Commander of NATO.

After the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957, Eisenhower authorized the establishment of NASA, which led to the space race. Since the late 20th century, consensus among Western scholars has consistently held Eisenhower as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.

Text : Wikipedia contributors. “Dwight D. Eisenhower.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 8 Aug. 2017. Web.

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