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6 'Black Presidents' Before Barack Obama

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

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General Dwight Eisenhower, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspect a U.S. glider and paratroop invasion demonstration prior to the D-Day invasion of Normandy in 1944.

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

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

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100+ Portraits of Iconic People of All Time

General Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower was the chief general in charge of the US forces during World War II, and later went on to be President. This photo was taken a year after victory over Axis forces in WWII. Karsh would go on to photograph Eisenhower as President and in his retirement, where he delighted in showing Karsh the oil painting that he was working on of Churchill for which he used Karsh’s portrait as a source. Date: 1946. Photographer: Yousuf Karsh.

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

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Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save The World

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General Dwight D. Eisenhower in World War II.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower and Winston Churchill, 1946.

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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.

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Dwight Eisenhower At His Mothers Knee Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Dwight Eisenhower at his mother's knee. The Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, came back to Abilene, Kansas for a visit following Germany's surrender in May 1945. June 24, 1945. (CSU_ALPHA_291) CSU Archives/Everett Collection

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General Omar Bradley, General Dwight Eisenhower, and General George Patton, all graduates of West Point, survey war damage in Bastogne, Belgium in this 1945 photograph.

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Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton.

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General Dwight Eisenhower Raises Both Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

General Dwight Eisenhower raises both arms and acknowledges the New York crowd's cheers. An estimated 4 million people turned out for his V-E (Victory in Europe) parade on June 6, 1945. (CSU_ALPHA_260) CSU Archives/Everett Collection

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Supremo Aliado comandante Dwight Eisenhower em turnê praias da invasão da Normandia com o General George Marshall

Dwight D. Eisenhower - 34th President of the United States

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