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Word Count: 910 The Early Years Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons from David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. After his birth the family moved to Abilene, Kansas where Dwight graduated from high school in 1909. He was awarded a scholarship to West Point military academy. He was commisioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in September of 1915. After being stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Dwight …

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…from active duty in May 1931. With Ike’s popularity still soaring after the war, he announced his candidacy for president in 1952.He was able to beat Ohio Senator Robert Taft to gain the 1952 Republican nomination for president. Ambrose, Stephen E., Eisenhower, vol.2, The President (Simon & Schuster 1984). Divine, Robert A., Eisenhower and the Cold War. (Oxford 1981) “President Eisenhower.” The American Experience. Online. GALILEO. 23 Oct. 1998. Richardson, Elmo, The Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower (Univ. Press of Kan. 1979).