1953: Dwight Eisenhower is President and he sits for his official portrait

1953: Dwight Eisenhower is President and he sits for his official portrait

Dwight Eisenhower & Ronald Reagan.  The 2 best Republicans to occupy the White House during my lifetime to date.

Dwight Eisenhower & Ronald Reagan. The 2 best Republicans to occupy the White House during my lifetime to date.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, official photo portrait,   34th US President  January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961

Dwight D. Eisenhower, official photo portrait, 34th US President January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961

"Today in history, December 20, 1944, Dwight D. Eisenhower Received his 5th General Star."

"Today in history, December 20, 1944, Dwight D. Eisenhower Received his 5th General Star."

Dwight Eisenhower’s parents on their wedding day in 1888. |  It is said that Dwight D. Eisenhower's mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower was a woman of color.  Eisenhower's maternal grandfather carried the surname of Link, there being only two Links families in the Virginia town they originated in ~ a black one and a white one.  Many years ago, a black researcher discovered that Ida’s mother was from the black Links, a fact washed away in time.

Dwight Eisenhower’s parents on their wedding day in 1888. | It is said that Dwight D. Eisenhower's mother, Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower was a woman of color. Eisenhower's maternal grandfather carried the surname of Link, there being only two Links families in the Virginia town they originated in ~ a black one and a white one. Many years ago, a black researcher discovered that Ida’s mother was from the black Links, a fact washed away in time.

Gravesites of President and Mrs Eisenhower in a chapel on the grounds of the Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas

Gravesites of President and Mrs Eisenhower in a chapel on the grounds of the Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas

Vintage 1956 "Ike in '56" Pinback Button - Dwight Eisenhower

Vintage 1956 "Ike in '56" Pinback Button - Dwight Eisenhower

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Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower with Family celebrating Christmas at the White House, 1960.

Mamie and Dwight Eisenhower with Family celebrating Christmas at the White House, 1960.

Presidential Portrait photo of Dwight David Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States. Eisenhower served as president from 1953 to 1961.

Presidential Portrait photo of Dwight David Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States. Eisenhower served as president from 1953 to 1961.

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