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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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