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(1953-1961)

Dwight Eisenhower

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Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th president, who served as a five star army general during WWII. His strong leadership during the war helped him gain the confidence of the American people and win the election in 1952. During his time in office he signed the popular Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, which was the legislation that started the interstate highway system. 

​B​orn: October 14, 1890

​Died: March 28, 1969

Wife: Mary Doud


Party: Republican

​Vice President: ​Richard Nixon

Religion: Presbyterian