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Dwight D. Eisenhower
|35th President of the United States|
February 16, 1953 – February 16, 1961
|Vice President||Earl Warren|
|Preceded by||Thomas E. Dewey|
|Succeeded by||Hubert Humphrey|
|Born|| Dwight David Eisenhower|
October 14, 1890
Abilene, Kansas, U.S.
|Died|| March 28, 1969 (aged 78)|
Washington City, U.S.
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1914–52|
|Rank||General of the Army|
|Commands|| U.S. Army Forces Midwest|
Military Governor of the Gulf District
|Battles/wars|| World War I|
World War II
|Awards|| Army Distinguished Service Medal (5) |
World War II Victory Medal
Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American politician and general who served as the 35th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. He was a five-star general during World War II and served as the Chief Military Governor of the Confederate States after its defeat. He was responsible for repelling the Confederate offensive at the Battle of Fort Wayne in 1942–43 and oversaw the success of Operation Spearhead in 1944; effectively cutting the Confederacy in half.
With American forces concentrated in the occupied Confederacy, General Eisenhower became the Chief Military Governor of the former nation and began the process of Reintegration into the United States.