Area of Achievement: Government & Military
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
is one of only two American presidents of German extraction.
(The other was Herbert Hoover.) After serving as Allied supreme
commander in World War II, Eisenhower became the 34th president
of the U.S. (1953-1961). On Oct. 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas,
Dwight David Eisenhower was born into a German-American family
that goes back to Johann Nicolaus Eisenhauer (ca. 1691-ca.
1760) who came to America with his son Johann Peter in 1741
and settled in Pennsylvania. WEB > Eisenhower Bio from
the White House site.
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