Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890-1969, 34th President of the United States (Republican, KS), Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, First Inaugural Address, Washington DC, January 20, 1953
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Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he was a five-star general in the United States Army and served as supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe. He was responsible for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43 and the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45 from the Western Front.