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John Eisenhower
John Eisenhower on USS Eisenhower.jpeg
Eisenhower on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1990
45th United States Ambassador to Belgium
In office
May 14, 1969 – September 28, 1971
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Ridgway B. Knight
Succeeded by Robert Strausz-Hupe
Personal details
Born August 3, 1922(1922-08-03)
Denver, Colorado
Died December 21, 2013(2013-12-21) (aged 91)
Trappe, Maryland
Political party None/Independent
Spouse(s) Barbara Jean Thompson (m. 1947–1986; divorced)
Joanne Thompson (m. 1988–2013, his death)
Relations Dwight D. Eisenhower – father
Mamie Eisenhower – mother
Doud Eisenhower – brother
Children 4 (all by Barbara Thompson)
Alma mater U.S. Military Academy
Profession Diplomat, Brigadier General, Author
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service 1944–1963 (active), 1963–1974 (Reserves)
Rank Brigadier General
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War

John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (/ˈzənhaʊər/; August 3, 1922 – December 21, 2013) was an American historian and politician. He was the younger son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie.

Eisenhower was born in Denver, Colorado. He was raised in Baltimore, Maryland and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eisenhower was of Swedish and German descent.

He was a Brigadier General in the United States Army. He served during World War II and the Korean War. Eisenhower wrote several books on military history. He also served as the U.S. Ambassador to Belgium from 1969 to 1971.

Until his death on December 21, 2013, Eisenhower was the oldest living child of a former U.S. president.[1] Eisenhower died at Trappe, Maryland, from natural causes. He was aged 91.[2]


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