Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961add

Category: Politics

Born in 1890.

Countries: United States (59%), United Kingdom (7%), (6%)

Main connections: George S. Patton, White House, Richard Nixon

Linked to: Soviet Union, List of Presidents of Columbia University, Little Rock Central High School, Augusta National Golf Club

 

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Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in 1890 add something


1893

Sinclair Weeks - "'Charles Sinclair Weeks"' , better known as "'Sinclair Weeks"', was United States Secretary of Commerce from January 21, 1953 to November 10, 1958 under Dwight D. Eisenhower


1896

The Eisenhower home served as the local meeting hall from 1896 to 1915, though Eisenhower never joined the International Bible Students. add something


1898

By 1898, the family was self sustaining with suitable accomodations for their large family. add something


1905

Dudley C. Sharp - "'Dudley Crawford Sharp"' was Secretary of the Air Force from December 11, 1959 until January 20, 1961, under president Dwight D. Eisenhower


1909

Eisenhower attended Abilene, Kansas High School and graduated with the class of 1909. add something


1911

He accepted an appointment to West Point in 1911. add something


1912

Eisenhower and Omar Bradley were members of the 1912 West Point football team. add something


1915

After graduation in 1915, Lieutenant Eisenhower put in for assignment in the Phillipines which was denied, and served with the infantry, initially in supplies, until 1918 at various camps in Texas and Georgia. add something

 

He graduated in the middle of the class of 1915, which became known as "the class the stars fell on", because 59 members eventually became general officers. add something

 

Mordecai Ham - In 1915, there were 1,100 decisions in Denison, Texas, the birthplace of Dwight D. Eisenhower


1916

He proposed to her on Valentines Day in 1916. add something

 

In 1916, while stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Eisenhower was football coach for St. Louis College, now St. Mary's University. add something


1917

Doud Dwight "Icky" Eisenhower was born September 24, 1917, and died of scarlet fever on January 2, 1921, at the age of three; Eisenhower was mostly reticent to discuss his death. add something


1918

In February of 1918 he was transferred to Camp Meade in Maryland with the 65th Engineers. add something


1920

During the late 1920s and early 1930s Eisenhower's career in the post war army stalled somewhat, as military priorities diminshed; many of his friends resigned for high-paying business jobs. add something

 

From 1920 Eisenhower served with an unprecedented succession of generals – Fox Conner, John J. Pershing, Douglas MacArthur and George Marshall. add something

 

George S. Patton - During their assignment at Fort Riley, Kansas, Patton and Eisenhower developed the armored doctrine which would be used by the US Army in World War II. In the early 1920s, Patton petitioned the U.S. Congress to appropriate funding for an armored force, but had little luck

 

George S. Patton - When Patton and Eisenhower met in the mid 1920s, Patton was six years Eisenhower's senior in the Army and Eisenhower saw Patton as a leading mind in tank warfare, as both men had strong interest in tank warfare


1921

Eisenhower is buried alongside his son Doud, who died at age 3 in 1921. add something


1922

He assumed duties again at Camp Meade, Maryland commanding a battalion of tanks, where he remained until 1922. add something


1924

He first became executive officer to General Conner in the Panama Canal Zone, where, joined by Mamie, he served until 1924. add something


1927

He served as a battalion commander at Fort Benning, Georgia until 1927. add something


1928

He was assigned to the Army War College and graduated in 1928. add something


1929

After a one year assignment in France, Eisenhower served as executive officer to General George V. Mosely, Assistant Secretary of War, from 1929 to February 1933. add something


1930

Irish, Kerry E. "Apt Pupil: Dwight Eisenhower and the 1930 Industrial Mobilization Plan", The Journal of Military History 70.1 31–61 online in Project Muse. add something


1932

In 1932, he participated in the clearing of the Bonus March encampment in Washington DC. Although he was against the actions taken against the veterans and strongly advised MacArthur against taking a public role in it, he later wrote the Army's official incident report, endorsing MacArthur's conduct. add something


1935

In 1935 he accompanied MacArthur to the Philippines, where he served as assistant military adviser to the Philippine government in developing their army. add something

 

George S. Patton - Between 1935 and 1940, Patton and Eisenhower developed a very close friendship to the level where the Patton and Eisenhower families were spending summer vacations together


1936

Eisenhower was promoted to the rank of permanent lieutenant colonel in 1936. add something


1937

He made a solo flight over the Philippines in 1937. add something


1938

George S. Patton - In 1938, Patton was promoted to full colonel and Eisenhower, still a lieutenant colonel, openly admitted that he saw Patton as a friend, superior officer, and mentor


1940

George S. Patton - In 1940, Lt. Col. Eisenhower petitioned Brigadier General Patton, offering to serve under the tank corps commander


1941

He was promoted to brigadier general on October 3, 1941. add something

 

In June 1941, he was appointed Chief of Staff to General Walter Krueger, Commander of the 3rd Army, at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. add something

 

George S. Patton - In 1941, after five years as a relatively unknown lieutenant colonel, Eisenhower was promoted to colonel and again to brigadier general in just 6 months time


1942

At the end of May 1942, Eisenhower accompanied Lt. Gen. Henry H. Arnold, commanding general of the Army Air Forces, to London to assess the effectiveness of the theater commander in England, Maj. Gen. James E. Chaney. add something

 

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Eisenhower was assigned to the General Staff in Washington, where he served until June 1942 with responsibility for creating the major war plans to defeat Japan and Germany. add something

 

Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope - From late 1942 to early 1943, he served under General Eisenhower, who made him the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force


1943

In February 1943, his authority was extended as commander of AFHQ across the Mediterranean basin to include the British 8th Army, commanded by General Bernard Law Montgomery. add something

 

George Stevens - During World War II, Stevens joined the U.S. Army Signal Corps and headed a film unit from 1943 to 1946, under General Eisenhower

 

George S. Patton - In 1943, Patton became a lieutenant general one month after Eisenhower was promoted to full general

 

George S. Patton - In 1943, following the defeat of the U.S. II Corps by the German Afrika Korps, first at the Battle of Sidi Bou Zid and again at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass, General Dwight D. Eisenhower sent Major General Ernest Harmon to assess the II Corps

 

Charles de Gaulle - In Algiers in 1943, Eisenhower gave De Gaulle the assurance in person that a French force would liberate Paris and arranged that the army division of French General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque would be transferred from North Africa to England to carry out that liberation.

 

George S. Patton - Notwithstanding Eisenhower's estimation of Patton's abilities as a strategic planner, his overall view of Patton's military value in achieving Allied victory in Europe can best be seen in Eisenhower's refusal to even consider sending Patton home after the 'slapping incident' of 1943

 

Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder - Allied invasion of Italy - In February 1943 Tedder took command of Mediterranean Air Command, serving under U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower , and in that role was closely involved in the planning of the Allied invasion of Sicily and the Allied invasion of Italy

 

Lloyd Fredendall - After this setback, Fredendall was relieved from command of II Corps by Dwight D. Eisenhower and replaced by George S. Patton in March 1943

 

Lloyd Fredendall - On 5 March 1943, after the American rout at Kasserine Pass, Eisenhower visited II Corps headquarters and conferred with Bradley

 

Lloyd Fredendall - On 6 March 1943, at Eisenhower's direction, George S. Patton replaced Fredendall as commander of II Corps


1944

John, coincidentally, graduated from West Point on D-Day, June 6, 1944. add something

 

In January 1944, he resumed command of ETOUSA and the following month was officially designated as the Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, serving in a dual role until the end of hostilities in Europe in May 1945. add something

 

Clifford Dupont - He served in North Africa and was on General Eisenhower's staff during the liberation of Europe in 1944; he ended the war as a War Office official

 

Kay Summersby - Wyden, Barbara, "Papers, 1944-1945", Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kansas She was the daughter of Andrew F. and Vera MacCarthy-Morrogh; her father was originally from County Kerry, and her mother was born in Wales

 

Chuck Yeager - Fred Glover, in speaking directly to the Allied Supreme Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, on June 12, 1944


1945

George S. Patton - General Henri Giraud was incredulous when he heard of Patton's dismissal by Eisenhower in late 1945, and invited him to Paris to be decorated by President Charles de Gaulle at a state banquet

 

Alexander Patch - In the spring of 1945, Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower offered Patch a B-25 Mitchell and pilot for his personal use, but Patch turned down the offer because he wished to remain in touch with his subordinate commanders during fast-moving operations and preferred a smaller plane that could land on unimproved fields and pastures

 

Leonard T. Gerow - Both Eisenhower and Bradley held Gerow in high regard and ranked him as one of the top U.S. field commanders of World War II. In a February 1945 memo Dwight D. Eisenhower listed the principal American commanders in order of merit based on the value of their service during the war

 

George S. Patton - On February 1, 1945 Eisenhower wrote a memo ranking the military capabilities of his subordinate American generals in the ETO. Army General Omar Bradley and Army Air Force General Carl Spaatz shared the number one position, while Walter Bedell Smith, , was ranked number 2


1946

Arthur W. Radford - Admiral Radford and his staff had foreseen what would happen following a French defeat at Dien Bien Phu. It has been reported that Admiral Radford discussed with the French government the possibility of using nuclear weapons to defend the French garrison at Dien Bien Phu. However, in any case, President Eisenhower declined to take such a drastic and dangerous step into nuclear warfare, and from 1946 on, none were ever used in warfare anywhere in the world

 

Robert Gates - He is one of only 6 speakers not to be a graduate of Texas A&M University since Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke in 1946

 

Bonner Fellers - In October 1946, Fellers was demobilized by Eisenhower and returned to his permanent rank of Colonel


1947

He married Barbara Jean Thompson on June 10, 1947. add something

 

Joe Martin, the Republican Speaker from 1947–1949 and again from 1953–1955, wrote that Eisenhower "never surrounded himself with assistants who could solve political problems with professional skill. add something

 

By mid-1947 Eisenhower was moving toward a containment policy to stop Soviet expansion. add something


1948

Eisenhower was a golf enthusiast later in life, and joined the Augusta, Georgia National Golf Club in 1948. add something

 

In 1948, Eisenhower became President of Columbia University, a premier private university in New York. add something

 

In 1948, Eisenhower said he was "one of the most deeply religious men I know" though unattached to any "sect or organization". add something

 

Art Carney - He impersonated FDR on "The March of Time" and Dwight D. Eisenhower on "Living 1948"


1949

Eisenhower was a chain smoker until March 1949. add something

 

Harry S. Truman - Truman successfully guided the treaty through the Senate in 1949 and appointed Dwight D. Eisenhower as the first commander.


1950

The Columbia trustees refused to accept his resignation in December 1950, when he took leave from the university to become the Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and was given operational command of NATO forces in Europe. add something

 

Carl G. Fisher - A convoy trip a few years later by the U.S. Army along Fisher's Lincoln Highway was a major influence upon Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower years later in championing the Interstate Highway System during his presidency in the 1950s

 

Ted Stevens - In the 1950s, he held senior positions in the Eisenhower Interior Department


1951

Constitution was ratified in 1951, and it set term limits to the presidency of two terms. add something

 

C. Douglas Dillon - In 1951 he organized the New Jersey effort to secure the 1952 Republican nomination for Dwight D. Eisenhower


1952

Eisenhower retired from active service on May 31, 1952, and resumed the university presidency, which he held until January 1953. add something

 

Not long after his return in 1952, a "Draft Eisenhower" movement in the Republican Party persuaded him to declare his candidacy in the 1952 presidential election to counter the candidacy of non-interventionist Senator Robert Taft. add something

 

Presidential Nominating Politics in 1952. add something

 

Bonner Fellers - After Taft's defeat to Eisenhower in the 1952 Republican convention, Fellers became a member of the John Birch Society

 

Henry Hyde - By 1952 Hyde had switched party affiliation and supported Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Harry S. Truman - Charges that Soviet agents had infiltrated the government bedeviled the Truman Administration and became a major campaign issue for Eisenhower in 1952.

 

Clint Eastwood - Eastwood registered as a Republican to vote for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and passively supported Richard Nixon's 1968 and 1972 presidential campaigns.

 

L. Mendel Rivers - However, Rivers became disillusioned with Stevenson and he openly supported Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1952 Presidential election because he said that he would be sensitive to Southern concerns

 

Loretta Young - In 1952 she appeared in radio, print, and magazine ads in support of Dwight D. Eisenhower and was in attendance at his inauguration along with Anita Louise, Louella Parsons, Jane Russell, Dick Powell, June Allyson, and Lou Costello, among others

 

Frank Carlson - In 1952, he campaigned to get fellow Kansan Dwight D. Eisenhower into the White House, and brokered a deal through Ohio Senator Robert Taft, known as "Mr. Republican", and became majority leader

 

Charlton Lyons - In 1952, he had headed the "Democrats for Eisenhower" organization and welcomed future U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower during Eisenhower's visit to the newly-constructed Shreveport, Louisiana Regional Airport

 

Ernest McFarland - In 1952, he was defeated by Barry Goldwater in the national Republican landslide that year led by Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Margaret Chase Smith - In the 1952 election, Smith was widely mentioned as a vice-presidential candidate under General Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

George Theodore Mickelson - Mickelson ran as favorite-son candidate in 1952 South Dakota presidential primary, supporting a national bid of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and lost narrowly to Eisenhower chief rival, Senator Robert Taft of Ohio

 

Mohammad Mosaddegh - The American position shifted in late 1952, when Dwight D. Eisenhower had been elected U.S. President

 

Allan Shivers - The term was first used derisively by party liberals, who attacked Shivers and his allies in the party for backing Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower over the national party's chosen candidate Adlai Stevenson in 1952

 

Richard Nixon - With pressure building for Eisenhower to demand Nixon's resignation from the ticket, the senator went on television to deliver an address to the nation on September 23, 1952.

 

Clark Gable - In February 1952, he attended a televised rally in New York where he enthusiastically urged General Dwight D. Eisenhower to run for President.

 

Ann Blyth - In the December 1952 edition of "Motion Picture and Television Magazine" Ann Blythe stated in an interview that she endorsed Dwight D. Eisenhower for president the month before in the 1952 presidential election


1953

He was baptized in the Presbyterian Church in 1953. add something

 

In 1953, Eisenhower sent Lt. General John W. "Iron Mike" O'Daniel to Vietnam to study and "assess" the French forces therein. add something

 

Eisenhower held out an olive branch to the Soviet Union after Joseph Stalin's death in March 1953, but the Cold War escalated during his presidency. add something

 

With the death of Stalin in early March 1953, Russian support for a Chinese hard-line weakened and China decided to compromise on the prisoner issue. add something

 

In July 1953, an armistice took effect with Korea divided along approximately the same boundary as in 1950. add something

 

Air Force pilots flew to support the French during Operation Castor in November 1953. add something

 

Arthur W. Radford - Korean War - In 1953, as the Korean War was winding down - but the time was in the depths of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed Admiral Radford as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 

Jose Antonio Remon Cantera - Beginning in 1953, his administration began to negotiate amendments to the Panama Canal treaty with the U.S. administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Edward L. Beach, Jr. - From 1953 to 1957, Beach was Naval Aide to President Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Telford Taylor - In a speech at West Point in 1953, he called McCarthy "a dangerous adventurer", branding his tactics "a vicious weapon of the extreme right against their political opponents" and criticizing president Dwight D. Eisenhower for not stopping McCarthy's "shameful abuse of Congressional investigatory power

 

Francisco Franco - This historic alliance commenced with United States President Eisenhower's visit in 1953 which resulted in the Pact of Madrid

 

William Fechteler - When the President Dwight D. Eisenhower took office in 1953, he chose to replace all the Armed Forces' chiefs

 

B. Frank Heintzleman - Heintzleman was appointed to become Governor of Alaska Territory by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 11, 1953

 

William N. Oatis - He was released May 16, 1953, shortly after the death of Joseph Stalin and after an angry letter from President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Czechoslovak government


1954

In 1954, Eisenhower offered military and economic aid to the new nation of South Vietnam. add something

 

There were localized flare-ups when the Red Army began shelling the islands of Quemoy and Matsu in September 1954. add something

 

Charles Lindbergh - Dwight D. Eisenhower restored Lindbergh's assignment with the U.S. Air Force and made him a Brigadier General in 1954

 

Milton William Cooper - According to Cooper, Dwight D. Eisenhower negotiated a treaty with extraterrestrials in 1954 and established an inner circle of Illuminati to manage relations with the aliens and keep their presence a secret from the general public

 

Jimmy Doolittle - In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower asked Doolittle to perform a study of the Central Intelligence Agency; The resulting work was known as the Doolittle Report, 1954, and was classified for a number of years

 

Truman Capote - In 1954, President Eisenhower appointed him to the Farm Credit Administration, but he never lived in Washington

 

Ira Hayes - In 1954, after a ceremony where he was lauded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a hero, a reporter approached Hayes and asked him, "How do you like the pomp and circumstance-" Hayes hung his head and said, "I don't

 

William Augustus Bootle - On May 3, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated him to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia to the seat vacated by Abraham B. Conger


1955

Jesse Owens - In 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower honored Owens by naming him an "Ambassador of Sports

 

Edward VIII - In 1955, they visited President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the White House.

 

John Robert Brown (judge) - Brown was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 25, 1955, to a seat vacated by Robert Lee Russell

 

Richard Nixon - In a December 1955 meeting, Eisenhower proposed that Nixon not run for reelection in order to give him administrative experience before a 1960 presidential run and instead become a Cabinet officer in a second Eisenhower administration.


1956

In 1956, Eisenhower faced Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver on the Democratic ticket. add something

 

One of Eisenhower's enduring achievements was championing and signing the bill that authorized the Interstate Highway System in 1956. add something

 

Simultaneously he condemned the brutal Soviet invasion of Hungary in response to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. add something

 

The president suffered from Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the intestine, which necessitated surgery for a bowel obstruction on June 9, 1956. add something

 

In November 1956, Eisenhower forced an end to the combined British, French and Israeli invasion of Egypt in response to the Suez Crisis. add something

 

Richard Nixon - Although no Republican was opposing Eisenhower, Nixon received a substantial number of write-in votes against the President in the 1956 New Hampshire primary election.

 

Adolfo Ruiz Cortines - In 1956, Ruiz attended a meeting with President Dwight Eisenhower and Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent of Canada

 

Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej - In an attempt to increase the dialogue between Romania and the West, in 1956 Gheorghiu-Dej appointed as the Romanian Minister to the U.S. Silviu Brucan, who in April met with both Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and with President Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

John Tower - In the 1956 presidential election, he was the campaign manager for Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 23rd Senatorial District

 

Richard Nixon - When Eisenhower announced his reelection bid in February 1956, he hedged on the choice of his running mate, stating that it was improper to address that question until he had been renominated.


1957

As a consequence of his heart attack, Eisenhower developed a left ventricular aneurysm, which was in turn the cause of a mild stroke on November 25, 1957. add something

 

In 1957, the state of Arkansas refused to honor a federal court order to integrate their public school system stemming from the Brown decision. add something

 

Donald Rumsfeld - In 1957, during the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration, Rumsfeld served as Administrative Assistant to David S. Dennison, Jr., a Congressman representing the 11th district of Ohio

 

Marian Anderson - In 1957, she sang for President Dwight D. Eisenhower's inauguration and toured India and the Far East as a goodwill ambassadress through the U.S. State Department and the American National Theater and Academy

 

Lyndon B. Johnson - In sharp contrast to what would become during his Presidency, Johnson was strongly opposed as Senate Majority Leader to Eisenhower's 1957 Civil Rights Act, fearful that its passage would tear his party apart.

 

Robert McNamara - The first military adviser deaths in Vietnam occurred in 1957 or 59 under the Eisenhower Administration, which had infiltrated Vietnam, through the efforts of Stanley Sheinbaum, with an unknown number of CIA operatives and other special forces in addition to almost 700 advisers

 

Komla Agbeli Gbedemah - In the United States, he is most widely known from an October 10, 1957, incident when U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologized to him after he was refused service in a Howard Johnson's restaurant in Dover, Delaware , Delaware

 

Richard Nixon - Eisenhower suffered a mild stroke in November 1957, and Nixon gave a press conference, assuring the nation that the Cabinet was functioning well as a team during Eisenhower's brief illness.


1958

More dramatically, in July 1958, he sent 15,000 Marines and soldiers to Lebanon as part of Operation Blue Bat, a non-combat peace-keeping mission to stabilize the pro-Western government and to prevent a radical revolution from sweeping over that country. add something

 

Ted Stevens - The Alaska Statehood Act became law with Eisenhower's signature on July 7, 1958, and Alaska formally was admitted to statehood on January 3, 1959, when Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Proclamation

 

Christopher C. Kraft, Jr. - On July 29, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which established NASA and subsumed NACA within this newly created organization


1959

Robert A. Heinlein - Heinlein decisively ended his juvenile novels with "Starship Troopers" , a controversial work and his personal riposte to leftists calling for President Dwight D. Eisenhower to stop nuclear testing in 1958

 

Joe Estevez - During a family trip in April 1959, he participated in the White House Easter Egg Roll and met President Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Richard Nixon - In July 1959, President Eisenhower sent Nixon to the Soviet Union for the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow.

 

David M. Shoup - Lieutenant General Shoup was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 12, 1959 to be the 22nd Commandant of the Marine Corps


1960

After the election of November 1960, Eisenhower in briefing with John F. Kennedy pointed out the communist threat in Southeast Asia as requiring prioritization in the next administration. add something

 

Learned Hand - In 1960, he worked briefly on President Dwight Eisenhower's "Commission on National Goals", but he resigned because "it involved more work than in the present state of my health I care to add to the judicial work that I am still trying to do"

 

Fidel Castro - In June 1960, Eisenhower reduced Cuba's sugar import quota by 7,000,000 tons, and in response, Cuba nationalized some US$850 million worth of U.S. property and businesses.

 

Eugene B. Fluckey - His selection for the rank of Rear Admiral was approved by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in July 1960 and in October he reported as Commander, Amphibious Group 4


1961

In 1961, Eisenhower became the first U.S. president to be constitutionally prevented from running for re-election to the office, having served the maximum two terms allowed. add something

 

Richard Nixon - At the end of his term of office as vice president in January 1961, Nixon and his family returned to California, where he practiced law and wrote a bestselling book, Six Crises, which included coverage of the Hiss case, Eisenhower's heart attack, and the Fund Crisis, which had been resolved by the Checkers speech.


1965

Eisenhower College was a small, liberal arts college chartered in Seneca Falls, New York in 1965, with classes beginning in 1968. add something

 

In 1965 Eisenhower explicitly defended his strong position against Israel, Britain and France in his memoirs. add something


1966

In 1966, Eisenhower was the second person to be awarded Civitan International's World Citizenship Award. add something


1967

However, Egypt received American aid until the Six Day War in 1967. add something

 

In 1967, the Eisenhowers donated the farm to the National Park Service. add something


1968

David, after whom Camp David is named, married Richard Nixon's daughter Julie in 1968. add something

 

Eddie Peabody - In 1968, Dwight D. Eisenhower awarded him a distinguished People To People Award for meritorious service in both the military and show business

 

Julie Nixon Eisenhower - In 1968, she married David Eisenhower, grandson of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower


1969

Dwight D. Eisenhower died in 1969 add something


1970

Though Eisenhower was among the winners of the entrance exam competition, he was beyond the age limit for the Naval Academy. add something


1971

The Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California was named after the President in 1971 add something


1974

Eisenhower Hall, the cadet activities building at West Point, was completed in 1974 add something


1977

Gerald Ford - In January 1977, he became the president of Eisenhower Fellowships in Philadelphia served as its chairman of the board of trustees from 1980 to 1986.

 

Ted Stevens - "We were violating the law," Stevens told a researcher in an October 1977 oral history interview for the Eisenhower Library


1979

Financial problems forced the school to fall under the management of the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1979 add something

 

His wife Mamie was buried next to him after her death in 1979 add something


1980

Gettysburg Battlefield - Since 1980, the National Park Service has allowed visitors to the Eisenhower Farm adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield add something

 

Donald Rumsfeld - During the 1980s, Rumsfeld became a member of the National Academy of Public Administration, and was named a member of the boards of trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the National Park Foundation


1983

In 1983, The Eisenhower Institute was founded in Washington, D.C., as a policy institute to advance Eisenhower's intellectual and leadership legacies add something

 

In 1983, the Eisenhower Monument was unveiled at West Point add something

 

Leonard Bernstein - His most significant compositions of the decade were probably his opera "A Quiet Place" which he wrote with Stephen Wadsworth and which premiered in Houston in 1983; his "Divertimento for Orchestra"; his "Halil" for flute and orchestra, his "Concerto for Orchestra "Jubilee Games"; and his song cycle "Arias and Barcarolles", which was named after a comment President Dwight D. Eisenhower had made to him in 1960


1989

In 1989, U.S. Ambassador Charles Price and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dedicated a bronze statue of Eisenhower in Grosvenor Square, London add something

 

Colin Powell - In 1989, he joined Dwight D. Eisenhower and Alexander Haig as the third general since World War II to reach four-star rank without ever being a divisional commander


1993

Commemorative signs reading "Eisenhower Interstate System" and bearing Eisenhower's permanent 5-star rank insignia were introduced in 1993 and are currently displayed throughout the Interstate System add something


1995

In 1995, a plaque commemorating this was placed there by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames add something


1999

In 1999, the United States Congress created the Dwight D._Eisenhower (LNER_Class_A4_4496_Dwight_D_Eisenhower) Memorial Commission, to create an enduring national memorial in Washington, D.C. add something


2000

Wesley Clark - Clark has said that he voted for Al Gore in 2000, but has voted for Republicans such as Ronald Reagan, held equal esteem for Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman, and had been a registered independent voter throughout his military career


2002

On May 7, 2002, the Old Executive Office Building was officially renamed the Eisenhower Executive Office Building add something


2003

Charles Henry Niehaus - Niehaus had a record eight statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. In 2003, Kansas replaced his "George W. Glick" statue with one of Dwight D. Eisenhower


2004

Tom Selleck - Surprising many of his fans, Selleck unexpectedly played the role of General Dwight D. Eisenhower in A&E's 2004 made-for-TV movie ", and Selleck was critically lauded for playing a cool, calm Eisenhower


2006

Gerald Ford - In January 2006, he spent 11 days at the Eisenhower Medical Center near his residence at Rancho Mirage, California, for treatment of pneumonia.


2009

In 2009, the commission chose the architect Frank Gehry to design the memorial add something


2014

The tree was removed in February 2014 after an ice storm caused it significant damage add something


2015

The aircraft was purchased by Dynamic Aviation in 2015 and in collaboration with the Mid America Flight Museum, was restored to flying condition add something


2016

On March 21, 2016, Columbine II was flown to Virginia where restoration work will continue add something