THE PRESIDENCY: Baby No. 1958

At 4:58 p.m., four days before Christmas, a baby girl was born to Major and Mrs. John Eisenhower, the only son and daughter-in-law of the President. It was Barbara Eisenhower's fourth child, her third girl, and mother and baby were both reported "doing very well." The baby's weight was 7 Ibs., 2 oz.; her name was Mary Jean.

That evening the President and the First Lady arrived at Washington's Walter Reed Hospital and took the elevator upstairs to meet Mary Jean, Baby No. 1958 born at the U.S. Army's Walter Reed this year. They emerged about an hour later,...

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