Profile of the Day: President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Today we remember President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who died on this day in 1969 at the age of 78. He was born in Texas in 1890 and was the third of seven sons. Eisenhower was of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry and was raised in a large family in Kansas by parents with a strong religious background. A five-star general in the United States Army, Eisenhower served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II. In 1952, he was elected the United States’ 34th President in a landslide victory.
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