National Affairs: EISENHOWER: A FACTUAL SKETCH

Some highlights from the life and works of Dwight David Eisenhower, General of the Army, Supreme Commander of NATO's armed forces and a leading prospect for the Republican presidential nomination:

Ancestry: of German Mennonite stock; on the paternal side, the first Eisenhowers (who spelled it "Eisenhauer") settled in Pennsylvania between 1730 and 1740; the general's grandfather, Jacob Eisenhower, a leader of the River Brethren sect of Mennonites, moved his family to Kansas in 1878. On the maternal side, the general's forebears (named Stover or Stoewer) were also German immigrants who prospered in Virginia's...

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