Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower, official photo portrait, May 29, 1959-1-.jpg
35th President of the United States
In office
February 16, 1953 – February 16, 1961
Monarch Henry IV
Vice President Earl Warren
Preceded by Thomas E. Dewey
Succeeded by Hubert Humphrey
Personal details
Born Dwight David Eisenhower
October 14, 1890
Abilene, Kansas, U.S.
Died March 28, 1969 (aged 78)
Washington City, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Religion Presbyterian
Military service
Service/branch Flag of the United States Army United States Army
Years of service 1914–52
Rank US-O11 insignia 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 Distinguished Service Medal ribbon Army Distinguished Service Medal (5)
World War II Victory Medal ribbon 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.