The Death of President Eisenhower

by Steve on March 28, 2010 · 3 comments

eisenhowerMarch 28 - On this date in 1969, President Dwight David Eisenhower died at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was 78 years old, and the cause of death was congestive heart failure.

After leaving the presidency, Eisenhower lived in his home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

During World War II Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces. The top soldier in the world. This is ironic considering his early religious training. It's a little known fact that he was raised in the religion that is known today as Jehovah's Witnesses. His mother was very active in that organization, and when Ike was a boy, his home was used as a local meeting hall by the group. Although Eisenhower and his brothers left the Witnesses, Eisenhower's mother continued as an active Jehovah's Witness until her death.

The president left a mark on the world we know. He signed into law the act that created the U.S. Interstate Highway system in 1956. He did ikejacbthis in part because the highways could be used to move the military around in case of an emergency. Another thing he left us was the Ike Jacket. During WWII he had a jacket especially designed and it caught on. The Ike Jacket can still be found on eBay.

Not long after his death, Eisenhower was featured on the U.S. Dollar coin. The Eisenhower dollar was minted between 1971 and 1978. It was the last U.S. dollar coin to contain a proportional amount of base metal to lower denominations; it has the same amount of cupronickel as two Kennedy half dollars, four Washington Quarters, or ten Roosevelt dimes. Pretty cool huh?


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1971 S SILVER PROOF EISENHOWER DOLLAR 40 SILVER W ORIGINAL MINT BOX
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