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February 2013 – February 2014


Mamie Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower
I’ve just had the first good night’s sleep I’ve had since we’ve been in the White House. Our new bed finally got here, and now I can reach over and pat Ike on his old bald head any time I want to!

Born - November 14, 1896 in Boone, Iowa

Parents - John Sheldon Doud & Elivera Carlson Doud

Married - July 1, 1916 to Dwight D. Eisenhower

Children - Dwight Doud (1917 – 1920),
John Sheldon (1922 – present)

Firsts - 1st First Lady to appear in a televised presidential campaign ad

Post White House residence - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Died - November 1, 1979 in Washington, D.C.

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  • Mrs. Eisenhower's bangs and stylish fashion became her trademarks.
  • Mrs. Eisenhower suffered from Meniere’s syndrome, commonly known as vertigo.

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