Mamie Eisenhower

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Mamie Eisenhower in May 1954

Mamie Eisenhower (born November 14, 1896 in Boone , Iowa , as Mamie Geneva Doud , † November 1, 1979 in Washington DC ) was the wife of the 34th US President Dwight D. Eisenhower and the First Lady of the United States from 20. January 1953 to January 20, 1961.


Mamie Eisenhower was the daughter of John Sheldon Doud and Elivera Matilda Carlson. Her sisters were Eleanor, Edna Mae and Mabel Frances Doud. When she was seven, she moved to Colorado with her family . After living briefly in Pueblo , among other places , the Douds settled in Denver . Mamie and her three sisters grew up in a big house; the family had several servants.

Mamie first met Eisenhower in 1915. The two married on July 1, 1916 in the Douds' house. They had two children: Dwight Doud Eisenhower (born September 24, 1917 - † January 2, 1921; he died of scarlet fever ) and John Eisenhower (born August 3, 1922 - † December 21, 2013).

Mamie Eisenhower was buried next to her husband in Abilene .


  • Mamie Eisenhower: Vote For My Husband or For Governor Stevenson, But Please Vote , 1952, Good Housekeeping November


  • Lady Bird Johnson: Mommy . McCall's January, 1980.
  • Anthony Rama Maravillas: Overrated Pleasures and Underrated Treasures: Mamie Eisenhower, a Bridge between First Lady Archetypes. In Katherine AS Sibley (Ed.): A Companion to First Ladies. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester 2016, ISBN 978-1-118-73222-9 , pp. 492-502.
  • Susan Sinnott: Mamie Doud Eisenhower, 1986–1979 . Children's Press, New York 2000.

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