John Eisenhower
United States general
John Eisenhower
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.
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Remembering veterans on V-E Day - Beaumont Enterprise
Google News - almost 6 years
Left to right is Lt. John Eisenhower, son of the commander, Miss Tony Porter, Eisenhower, his secretary Lt. Kay Summersby and Gen. Omar N. Bradley. Photo: (AP Photo) / BE Commanding generals of the four occupying powers watch the VE Day parade from the
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Honoring our WWII, Korean War veterans - The Coloradoan
Google News - almost 6 years
John Eisenhower served in combat in 1952 while his father, "Ike", was campaigning for the presidency. Honor Flight Northern Colorado is taking every Larimer and Weld County World War II veteran on a two-day trip to Washington, DC, to visit "their"
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THE 2004 CAMPAIGN; Transcript of the Candidates' First Debate in the Presidential Campaign
NYTimes - over 12 years
Following is a transcript of the presidential debate last night in Coral Gables, Fla., between President Bush and Senator John Kerry, as recorded by The New York Times. The moderator was Jim Lehrer of the Public Broadcasting Service. Mr. Lehrer -- Good evening from the University of Miami Convocation Center in Coral Gables, Fla. I'm Jim Lehrer of
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THE 2004 CAMPAIGN: CAMPAIGN BRIEFING -- THE VOTERS; EISENHOWER TO VOTE FOR KERRY
NYTimes - over 12 years
John Eisenhower, a Republican and the son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, said in a newspaper column on Tuesday that he would vote for Senator John Kerry, a Democrat, for president. Mr. Eisenhower, 82, said he switched his party affiliation of 50 years from Republican to independent after losing confidence in his former party. ''There are times
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Over There
NYTimes - over 15 years
YANKS The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I. By John S. D. Eisenhower with Joanne Thompson Eisenhower. Illustrated. 353 pp. New York: The Free Press. $35. In the 225 years since the Declaration of Independence, this country has fought nine wars. Only two have gained a firm hold on the interest and imagination of succeeding generations:
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Old Fuss and Feathers
NYTimes - about 19 years
AGENT OF DESTINY The Life and Times of General Winfield Scott. By John S. D. Eisenhower. Illustrated. 464 pp. New York: The Free Press. $27.50. Winfield Scott was the greatest American soldier between George Washington and Ulysses S. Grant, and it does no injury to the status of either General Washington or General Grant to mention Lieutenant
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New & Noteworthy Paperbacks
NYTimes - over 19 years
REFLECTED GLORY: The Life of Pamela Churchill Harriman By Sally Bedell Smith. Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $16. She was a formidable woman who got her power the old-fashioned way: through men. From her early days as a London socialite to her final ones as the American Ambassador to France, Harriman led a life that's ''a breathtaking structure,''
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NEWS SUMMARY
NYTimes - over 20 years
International 3-7 REFUGEES LEAVE ZAIRE Hundreds of thousands of Rwandan refugees streamed out of eastern Zaire, appearing to break a military and political deadlock that had threatened to cause a human catastrophe on a grand scale. 1 U.S. REASSESSES ZAIRE FORCE With the refugees heading home, the United States has begun to reassess the needfor a
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New & Noteworthy Paperbacks
NYTimes - almost 22 years
MASTER OF THE GAME: Steve Ross and the Creation of Time Warner By Connie Bruck. Penguin, $12.95. It was like a debutante marrying a Las Vegas showman: no one understood how the merger of the elite and staid Time Inc. and the plebian, nouveau riche Warner Communications could work. But it has, largely because of Warner's founder, Steve Ross. Last
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WASHINGTON TALK: CAREER SECRETARIES; WIELDING POWER DISCREETLY
NYTimes - almost 30 years
LEAD: Presidents may falter, budget deficits may climb, Cabinet members may come and go. But within the Federal Government the executive secretary stays on, part of a permanent, little-noticed network of civil servants, predominantly women, who are privy to much and tell absolutely nothing. Presidents may falter, budget deficits may climb, Cabinet
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NYTimes - over 30 years
EISENHOWER: AT WAR 1943-1945. By David Eisenhower. Illustrated. 977 pp. New York: Random House. $29.95. FOR David Eisenhower, who was born in 1948, the events he depicts in ''Eisenhower: At War'' are as distant as World War I was to my generation. But Mr. Eisenhower's personal ties to those remote events are uniquely close. His grandfather was
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LONG ISLAND JOURNAL
NYTimes - about 33 years
M UCH to the relief of some Port Jefferson residents, the latest development proposal for a key waterfront property in the village includes neither high-rise condominiums nor an exclusive yacht club, and may even lead to the creation of a small public park on the waterfront. The property, consisting of a 74,712- square-foot parcel between East
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Hitler's War
NYTimes - over 35 years
To the Editor: Five years ago I tried to write an objective book about Hitler . In it I said that although Hitler was a rabid anti-Semite and created the climate that made possible the Holocaust - one of the very greatest crimes and tragedies ever to have been inflicted upon mankind - there is no document that proves he actually knew of the
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Notes; A NEW ART VILLAGE RISES IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
NYTimes - about 36 years
A new international arts center that is almost a work of art in itself has been carved out of the wilderness high above the Caribbean in the southeastern corner of the Dominican Republic. It will be opened to the public on Thursday. Known as Altos de Chavon for its lofty location over the Chavon River, the arts center looks more like an Italian
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Eisenhower
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 90
    He died at Trappe, Maryland on December 21, 2013.
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  • 2008
    Age 85
    The city of Marshfield, Missouri chose Eisenhower as a 2008 honoree of the Edwin P. Hubble Medal of Initiative.
    More Details Hide Details His grandson, Merrill Eisenhower Atwater spoke on his behalf at Marshfield's annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The medal recognizes individuals who demonstrate great initiative in their chosen field.
    In 2008, he wrote about this experience in an opinion piece in The New York Times entitled "Presidential Children Don't Belong in Battle".
    More Details Hide Details During his father's presidency, John Eisenhower served as Assistant Staff Secretary in the White House, on the Army's General Staff, and in the White House as assistant to General Andrew Goodpaster.
  • 2004
    Age 81
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In later years, he had been an opponent of Frank Gehry's proposed design for the National Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, which he said was "too extravagant" and "attempts to do too much."
  • 2000
    Age 77
    From the death of John Coolidge in 2000 until his own death, Eisenhower was the oldest living presidential child.
    More Details Hide Details His burial was at West Point Cemetery on the grounds of the United States Military Academy. As a military historian, Eisenhower wrote several books, including The Bitter Woods, a study of the Battle of the Bulge, and So Far from God, a history of the U.S.-Mexican War. In a New York Times review of the latter, historian Stephen W. Sears remarked that Eisenhower "writes briskly and authoritatively, and his judgments are worth reading." John Eisenhower also wrote the forewords to Borrowed Soldiers, by Mitchell Yockelson of the U.S. National Archives, and to Kenneth W. Rendell's Politics, War and Personality: 50 Iconic Documents of World War II.
  • 1988
    Age 65
    In 1988, Eisenhower married Joanne Thompson.
    More Details Hide Details He lived in Trappe, Maryland, after moving there from Kimberton, Pennsylvania.
  • 1986
    Age 63
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She died on September 19, 2014, in Gladwyne, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1975
    Age 52
    In 1975, he served President Gerald Ford as chairman of the President's Advisory Committee on Refugees.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1972
    Age 49
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1952
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After a short stint in combat with an infantry battalion, he was reassigned to the safety of division headquarters.
  • 1947
    Age 24
    Eisenhower married Barbara Jean Thompson on June 10, 1947, only a few days before her nineteenth birthday.
    More Details Hide Details Barbara was born on June 15, 1926, in Fort Knox, Kentucky, into an Army family. She was the daughter of Col. Percy Walter Thompson (November 8, 1898 – June 19, 1974) by his wife Beatrice (née Birchfield). Col. Thompson was commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces. The Eisenhowers had four children:
  • 1944
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Eisenhower served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, remaining on active duty until 1963; then serving in the U.S. Army Reserve until retirement in 1975 – attaining the rank of brigadier general. A decorated soldier, Eisenhower found his World War II military career thwarted by fears for his safety and concern from the top brass that his death or capture would be a distraction to his father, the Supreme Allied Commander.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1922
    Born
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Their elder son, Doud, known affectionately as "Icky", died in 1921, at age three, after contracting scarlet fever.
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