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Eisenhower Biography

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Eisenhower Biography

  1. 1. 1953-1961
  2. 2. Eisenhower Bio <ul><li>Born in Denison, TX </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to Abilene, KS at the age of 3. </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolled at West Point </li></ul><ul><li>Supreme Commander of D-Day Invasion (1944) </li></ul><ul><li>Supreme Commander of NATO (1949) </li></ul><ul><li>President of Columbia University (1948-1953) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Eisenhower Bio (cont.) <ul><li>Health Issues? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to smoke 4 packs/day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crohn’s Disease-1956 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stroke-1957 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Excellent athlete, once tackled Jim Thorpe </li></ul><ul><li>Spent a lot of time on the golf course! </li></ul><ul><li>Almost ran for President in 1948 for the Democrats </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ike before the Normandy Invasion
  5. 5. Election of 1952/1956 <ul><li>Ran against Adlai Stevenson (D, Illinois) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The General vs. the Egghead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ran on the campaign, “Korea, Communism, & Corruption” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promised that if elected he would go to Korea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nominated Richard Nixon as VP </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Election of 1952
  7. 7. Election of 1956

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