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Dwight D. Eisenhower
Date: 1890 - 1969
Remarks: Dwight D. Eisenhower, who attended West Point after a childhood in Kansas, first made a name for himself as a U.S. General. During WWII he was Supreme Commander of forces in North Africa, as well as leader of forces invading France on D-Day. In 1948, he became the president of Columbia University, taking a brief leave to command newly formed NATO forces. In 1952, using the slogan "I like Ike," Eisenhower successfully ran for President of the United States. Reeleted in 1956, Eisenhower spent his two terms in office ending the war in Korea, easing the tensions of the Cold War, spreading desegregation and working to maintain world peace. He retired with his wife to Pennsylvania after leaving office in 1961, and passed away eight years later. -Source: