John Eisenhower

United States General
Born Aug 3, 1922

John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower is the son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie. He is a retired United States Army Brigadier General, and the author of several books of military history. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Belgium from 1969 to 1971.… Read More

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1922 Birth Eisenhower was born on August 3, 1922 in Denver, Colorado to future U.S. President and United States Army General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie; he was their second child. … Read More


1944 22 Years Old Eisenhower, like his father, attended the United States Military Academy, graduating on June 6, 1944, the day of the Normandy landings, which his father was commanding. … Read More
1947 25 Years Old Eisenhower married Barbara Jean Thompson on June 10, 1947, only a few days before her nineteenth birthday. … Read More


1952 30 Years Old This issue arose again in 1952 when Major Eisenhower was assigned to fight in a combat unit in Korea while his father ran for President. … Read More


1972 50 Years Old In the administration of President Richard Nixon, who had been his father's Vice President, he served as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium. In 1972, President Nixon appointed Eisenhower Chairman of the Interagency Classification Review Committee.
1975 53 Years Old In 1975, he served President Gerald Ford as chairman of the President's Advisory Committee on Refugees.


1986 64 Years Old The couple divorced in 1986 after thirty-nine years of marriage. In 1988, Barbara married widower Edwin J. Foltz, a former Vice President at the Campbell Soup Company. … Read More
1988 66 Years Old In 1988, Eisenhower married Joanne Thompson. … Read More
2000 78 Years Old From the death of John Coolidge in 2000 until his own death, Eisenhower was the oldest living presidential child. … Read More
2004 82 Years Old A lifelong Republican, Eisenhower voted for Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, citing dissatisfaction with Republican incumbent George W. Bush's management of U.S. foreign policy. … Read More
2008 86 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, he wrote about this experience in an opinion piece in The New York Times entitled "Presidential Children Don't Belong in Battle". … Read More
2013 91 Years Old He died at Trappe, Maryland on December 21, 2013.
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