Dwight David Eisenhower


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Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He had previously been a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II, and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in ... more »

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  • ''Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Broadcast speech, January 28, 1954.
  • ''You have a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Address,April 7, 1954, to press conference. On the situation in ...
  • ''Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Speech, July 12, 1945, Guildhall, London.
  • ''Don't join the book burners. Don't think you are going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Speech, June 14, 1953, Dartmouth College.
  • ''History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.''
    Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1953.
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