|Dwight D. Eisenhower|
34th President of the United States
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Vice President: Richard M. Nixon (1953-61)
Born: October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas
Died: March 28, 1969, in Washington, D.C.
Education: Graduated from U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. (1915)
Political Party: Republican
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Presidential Salary: $100,000 + $50,000 expense account
Eisenhower was a popular military figure of World War II and was encouraged by Democrats and Republicans to run for their party's presidential nomination after the war. President Truman (who was President at the time) reportedly offered to serve as Eisenhower's vice president if he ran as a Democrat. Eisenhower ultimately ran as a Republican.
Alaska and Hawaii were admitted during his presidency.