Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Thirty-Fourth President of the United States


Location: Corner of 5th St. & St. Joseph St.

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During World War I, Eisenhower was a training instructor and commander of a training center. He attended the Army War College and then joined General MacArthur's staff. After the war, he resigned and became the president of Columbia University. He was appointed by Truman to be the Supreme Commander of NATO. He was then named Supreme Allied Commander in charge of the D-Day invasion. Eisenhower's willingness to send federal troops into Little Rock, Arkansas to ensure that local schools were desegregated was an important step in the Civil Rights movement. In 1957, Eisenhower had to send federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to safeguard black students enrolling for the first time in a previously all-white school.

SculptorLee Leuning and Sherri Treeby