President Profile Of The Day: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Take a look at History Unspun’s President Profile Of The Day: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Astrological Sign: Libra

Term of Presidency: 1953-1961

Party: Republican

Age Upon Taking Office: 62

Vice President: Richard M. Nixon

Ran Against: Adlai E. Stevenson

Height: 5’10”

Nickname: “Ike”

Fun Facts:

1. Dwight D. Eisenhower was an avid golfer. It is reported he spent approximately 150 days a year on the golf course. The former president even installed a putting green on the White House lawn.

2. One often asks how Dwight D. Eisenhower came by the nickname, ‘Ike.’ It turns out ‘Ike’ was an Eisenhower family nickname. Eisenhower and all five of his brothers were nicknamed ‘Ike,’ at one time or another.

3. Dwight D. Eisenhower graduated 61st in his class, out of his 164, from West Point. However, his undistinguished academic performance was not the only reason for his mediocre ranking. Eisenhower was also a notorious prankster. For example, when he was summoned by his commanding officer to appear in full dress coat, he showed up wearing his coat, but with nothing else underneath it.