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Dwight D. Eisenhower

 
 
Dwight D. Eisenhower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
1. Dwight D. Eisenhower Marker
Inscription. The future President of the U.S., General of the Army, and Supreme Commander in Europe in WW II lived in this house with his wife Mamie and infant son Icky in the spring and summer of 1918. An Army captain, he was then commanding Camp Colt at Gettysburg.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.003′ N, 77° 13.997′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of North Washington Street (U.S. 15) and West Water Street, on the right when traveling north on North Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 North Washington Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "... you know nothing about the lesson anyhow." (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Alexander Payne (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gettysburg and Harrisburg Railroad Depot (about 400 feet away); U.S.A. Signal Station (about 600 feet away); The College Hospital (about 600 feet away); The Battle Arrives
Eisenhower House at Gettysburg image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
2. Eisenhower House at Gettysburg
Dwight Eisenhower and his family lived in this house when he was commander of Camp Colt. They returned to Gettysburg after President Eisenhower completed his term in office.
(about 700 feet away); The Founding of Gettysburg College (about 700 feet away); Ice House Complex (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable Persons
 
Marker with Eisenhower's 1918 home in background. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
3. Marker with Eisenhower's 1918 home in background.
Eisenhower Farm image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
4. Eisenhower Farm
President Eisenhower retired to this Gettysburg farmhouse after his Presidency.
Plaque at Entrance of Eisenhower House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
5. Plaque at Entrance of Eisenhower House
Eisenhower Home - 1918
Ike, Mamie, and Icky lived here during May through September, 1918.
"It was our first family home."
Eisenhower House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
6. Eisenhower House
This building served as President Eisenhower's office when he lived in Gettysburg after his retirement. It is now the admissions office for Gettysburg College.
Dwight Eisenhower image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
7. Dwight Eisenhower
This statue of the President stands in front of the Eisenhower House on the grounds of Gettysburg College.
Dwight D. Eisenhower image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
8. Dwight D. Eisenhower
This 1955 portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower by Thomas E. Stephens hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“In American politics, a successful military career has often led to the presidency, and so it proved with Dwight D. Eisenhower, who gained fame during World War II as supreme commander in Europe. Eisenhower was courted by both political parties, and he became the Republican nominee in 1952, chosen over the more conservative Robert Taft. Eisenhower defeated Illinois governor Adlai Stevenson in a campaign that attacked the Democrat's foreign policy savvy and toughness. With Eisenhower's personal appeal — the slogan was ‘I Like Ike’ — and military background, the Republican ticket was elected and then reelected in 1956. In office, Eisenhower ended the Korean War, maintained an uneasy balance with the Soviet bloc, and domestically presided over a period of general prosperity. A moderate conservative, he was cautious on issues of civil liberties and civil rights but left office warning of the growth of a ‘military industrial complex’ that threatened both government and American values. Once criticized as too passive a president, Eisenhower now draws widespread praise for his quiet, effective leadership during the 1950s.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,552 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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