Dwight D. Eisenhower

Early Life and Family

What did his father do for a living?

David Dwight Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, to David and Ida Eisenhower on October 14, 1890. Because his father was named David, family members called the son Dwight. He later changed his name to Dwight David Eisenhower when he enrolled at West Point.

David Jacob Eisenhower worked as a store owner, mechanic, and manager of a gas company.


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