John Eisenhower

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John Eisenhower
John Eisenhower on USS Eisenhower.jpeg
Eisenhower on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1990
45th United States Ambassador to Belgium
In office
May 14, 1969 – September 28, 1971
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byRidgway B. Knight
Succeeded byRobert Strausz-Hupe
Personal details
Born(1922-08-03)August 3, 1922
Denver, Colorado
DiedDecember 21, 2013(2013-12-21) (aged 91)
Trappe, Maryland
Political partyNone/Independent
Spouse(s)Barbara Jean Thompson (m. 1947–1986; divorced)
Joanne Thompson (m. 1988–2013, his death)
RelationsDwight D. Eisenhower – father
Mamie Eisenhower – mother
Doud Eisenhower – brother
Children4 (all by Barbara Thompson)
Alma materU.S. Military Academy
ProfessionDiplomat, Brigadier General, Author
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1944–1963 (active), 1963–1974 (Reserves)
RankBrigadier General
Battles/warsWorld War II
Korean War

John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (/ˈzənhaʊər/; August 3, 1922 – December 21, 2013) was an American historian and politician. He was the younger son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie.

Eisenhower was born in Denver, Colorado. He was raised in Baltimore, Maryland and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eisenhower was of Swedish and German descent.

He was a Brigadier General in the United States Army. He served during World War II and the Korean War. Eisenhower wrote several books on military history. He also served as the U.S. Ambassador to Belgium from 1969 to 1971.

Until his death on December 21, 2013, Eisenhower was the oldest living child of a former U.S. president.[1] Eisenhower died at Trappe, Maryland, from natural causes. He was aged 91.[2]

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  1. "John Eisenhower, Military Historian and Son of the President, Dies at 91". New York Times.com. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  2. "John Eisenhower obituary". New York Times.com. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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