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The Eisenhower Presidency, 1953 - 1961

Administration Facts1952 Campaign 1953 Inauguration
1956 Campaign1957 InaugurationVice President Richard Nixon


First Lady Mamie Geneva Doud Eisenhower, Wife
Dates of Presidency 1/20/1953 - 1/20/1961
Presidency Number 34
Number of Terms 2
Why Presidency Ended End of 2nd term
Party Republican
Vice President(s) Richard M. Nixon


January 21, 1953 Diary Entry

"My first day at the President's Desk. Plenty of worries and difficult problems.
But such has been my portion for a long time - the result is that this just seems
(today) like a continuation of all I've been doing since July '41 - even before that!"

Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 21, 1953