Dwight D. Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961 and a five-star general in the United States Army.
During the Second World War, Dwight D. Eisenhower served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45.
In 1951, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first supreme commander of NATO.
As President, Dwight D. Eisenhower oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean War, kept up the pressure on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, made nuclear weapons a higher defense priority, launched the Space Race, enlarged the Social Security program, and began the Interstate Highway System.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was the last World War I veteran to serve as U.S.
president, and the last president born in the 19th century. Dwight ranks highly
among former U.S. presidents in terms of approval rating.
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