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Interior: 50 - First president of all 50 states
Dwight D. Eisenhower Curriculum Vitae
Presidential Number: 34th
Years President: 1953 - 1961
Party Affiliation: Republican
Main Contenders: Adlai Stevenson
State Represented: New York
Birthday: October 14, 1890
Place of Birth: Denison, Texas
Higher Education: U.S. Military Academy, West Point
Prior Occupations: General in US Army
Height: 5 feet, 10.5 inches
Favorite Food: prune whip, vegetable soup, steak
Hobbies: bridge, fishing, golf, painting
Pets: Dog named Heidi
Legacy: Eisenhower’s presidency was marked by an end to the Korean War (1953), domestic racial problems, cold war with the Soviet Union, and a break in diplomatic relations with Cuba (1961). He launched the Interstate Highway System, built up America's nuclear arsenal, and kept peace while pursuing a policy of containing Communism throughout the world.
Trivia: Switched his first and middle names to avoid confusion with his father, first president of all 50 states, first president to appear on color TV, only president to serve in both world wars, responsible for putting “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance.