Young Ike (as he was known) won a chance to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, He graduated in the middle of his class in 1915. When he was stationed as a second lieutenant in San Antonio, Texas, Eisenhower met Mamie Geneva Doud and married in 1916. They had two sons, Doud Dwight,who died of scarlet fever as a child and John Dwight. Soon after World War I ended, Eisenhower attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Graduating first in his class of 245, he was a military aide to General John J. Pershing, commander of U.S.
George Bush also was a member of the Skull and Bones society as a senior at Yale. In the fall of 1973, Bush enrolled in the Harvard Business School, where he earned a Masters degree of Business Administration. He is the only U.S. President to this date to have earned an M.B.A. At a backyard barbecue in 1977 George was introduced to his future wife Laura a school teacher and librarian. Bush proposed to her after only a three-month courtship, and they married on November 5 of 1977, the same year that they met. The pair settled in Midland, Texas George’s childhood town.
He acted as a leader by using his money to help pay for his brothers tuition for college. In 1911, Dwight was accepted into West Point Academy, this was the start of his military career that would take him far in his life. While at West Point, Dwight graduated in a class that had 59 future generals. After he graduated, on July 1, 1916, his wedding day, Dwight D. Eisenhower was promoted to become a first lieutenant. Through his early military career he had to move from post to post in Texas, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
During that time, the sons raised and sold vegetables and found a variety of other jobs to contribute to household expenses (2, Ambrose). Dwight, often nicknamed “Little Ike'; to distinguish him from “Big Ike';, his brother Edgar, impressed his fellow students. Predictions that appeared in their high school yearbook saw Dwight becoming a history professor and Edgar, interestingly, President of the United States (146, Richardson). After high school, Dwight worked full-time at the creamery and helped pay for some of Edgar’s college expenses (12, Ambrose). Dwight never thought about a higher education until a friend persuaded him to apply to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 34th president of The United States, with his vice president Richard Nixon. Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected into office on January 20, 1953 until January 20, 1961. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a republican president; He was also a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. Dwight D. Eisenhower was born in Texas on October 14, 1890; he was raised in Abilene, Kansas, being the 3rd of 7 other sons. His educational background consists of U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York which he graduated in 1915.
Arthur was a Lieutenant General and he was also awarded a Medal of Honor during the American Civil War. Douglas was born on January 26, 1880 in Little Rock Arkansas. He spent his younger years in New Mexico, then the family moved to Kansas and then to Washington DC where his father took a job in the Defense Department. Douglas received his education from an Episcopalian school and the West Texas Military Academy. "In June 1899 he entered West Point Military Academy and graduated as valedictorian in 1903."
Douglas MacArthur, the son of the high-ranking military figure, Arthur MacArthur, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 26th January, 1880. Although previously a poor scholar, in 1903 MacArthur graduated first in his 93-man class, at West Point Military Academy. Commissioned in the Corps of the Engineers, MacArthur was sent by the United States Army to the Philippines and by 1904 had been promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. Later that year he joined his father who was serving in Far East before becoming aide-de-camp to President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. MacArthur was assigned to general staff duty with the War Department and was an official observer with the Vera Cruz Expedition.
His grandfather was William Henry Harrison, the 9th president. Ben was the second of the 10 children of John Scott Harrison and Elizabeth Irwin Harrison. Harrison attended Farmers' College in a Cincinnati suburb for three years. While a freshman, he met his future wife, Caroline Lavinia Scott. Harrison and "Carrie" Scott were married in 1853.
Back in Abilene, a new creamery plant was built and an old friend of Mr. Eisenhower asked him to move back and work for him. It did not pay much more than his job in Texas, but the chance of advancement was better. In the spring of 1891, the Eisenhower family boarded a train and left for Kansas. They lived in a small house in Kansas on South East Second Street where Mrs. Eisenhower gave birth to three more sons. The first one born there was Roy J. who was strong and healthy like his older brothers.
The Early Years Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons from David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. After his birth the family moved to Abilene, Kansas where Dwight graduated from high school in 1909. He was awarded a scholarship to West Point military academy. He was commisioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in September of 1915.