John Eisenhower, Military Historian and Son of the President, Dies at 91Historians in the News
tags: obituaries, historians, Dwight Eisenhowern
John S. D. Eisenhower, the son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower who forged a reputation in his own right as a military historian, died on Saturday at his home in Trappe, Md., on the Eastern Shore. He was 91.
The death of Mr. Eisenhower, who had been the oldest surviving child of an American president, was announced by his family.
Mr. Eisenhower was an Army officer in World War II and the Korean War and a national security adviser during his father’s presidency, but at that point he was still viewed primarily as the son of Ike, the American hero.
When he graduated from West Point on June 6, 1944, photographers gathered for an image of Mr. Eisenhower, the new second lieutenant, with his mother. But he was seen as a footnote to a historic day: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the supreme Allied commander, had just announced the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy....
comments powered by Disqus
- 159 scholars at Harvard sign petition reprimanding the school for rejections of Chelsea Manning and Michelle Jones
- Fact Check: Steve Bannon’s Bad History
- The Story Behind the Truman Quote in President Trump's U.N. Speech
- As Trump Declares Missing in Action Recognition Day, How Many Service Members Are Missing?
- The ‘nation’s report card’ says it assesses critical thinking in history
- Eric Foner discusses the manipulation of history
- Male historian tapped to lead Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas
- Decline in History Majors Continues, Departments Respond
- He’s 75 now. When he started teaching at the University of New Orleans students walked out on his class.
- ‘Fake news’ from 1738 offers lessons for modern historians, says Missouri scholar