Dwight Eisenhower was President of the United States during the 1950s. He was married to Mamie Eisenhower.[1]

As a General, Eisenhower was given credit for winning World War II. Afterwards, General George Marshall was stated to be Eisenhower's "mentor."[2]

Prior to running for President, Eisenhower was affiliated with neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party.[3]

When he ran for President as a Republican, he was very popular, trouncing the Democrats in every poll.[4]

His Vice President was Richard Nixon[5] and his Attorney General was Peyton Cabot Harrison, Jr..[6] Albie Duncan became an employee of the Department of State during the Eisenhower administration.[7]

During his presidency, Eisenhower refused to send ships to resupply close to China, for fear of starting a war.[8]

Eisenhower had a secret affair during his presidency with a staffer named Kay Summersby.[9]

In 1957, President Eisenhower called up the National Guard to deal with a crisis.[10]

The USS Eisenhower was named after him.[11] In the White House, they named the Eisenhower Putting Green after him.[12]


According to Aaron Sorkin, Eisenhower was the last real president to exist in the West Wing world, however this has been contradicted several times, with references to Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Nixon. His first name was never mentioned on the show, but is taken from real life.

  1. "Wendt has stuck on another one of his 'moving America back to the Mamie Eisenhower Era' amendments." from An Khe
  2. "General George Marshall, author of the Marshall Plan and mentor to Eisenhower. Course that was after he won World War II." from Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail
  3. "No one knew if Eisenhower was a Democrat or a Republican before he ran." from Stirred
  4. "The polls there looked as bad as when we were running against Eisenhower." from The Wedding
  5. "'Cause I thought maybe it was an Eisenhower-Nixon..." from 17 People
  6. "Did I mention that his father was attorney general to Eisenhower?" from The Short List
  7. "Look, he's Albie Duncan. He was in the Eisenhower State Department." from Game On
  8. "Eisenhower, it seemed, at all costs wanted to avoid sending ships to resupply Quemoy and Matsu, 'cause they'd be less then a mile from the Chinese army. A private could... well, everybody was a private in Mao's army, but a private could fire on a ship and that'd be it. We'd be at war. We'd have to be." from Hartsfield's Landing
  9. "Eisenhower and Kay Summersby, a subordinate." "That is all I have to say to you." from Arctic Radar
  10. "Was Eisenhower wrong in '57? Kennedy in '61?" from Bartlet for America
  11. "C.J., if one of these guys could throw a split fingered fastball, we'd send in the USS Eisenhower." from Pilot
  12. "There's an XW-9 warhead in a silo 93 feet below the Eisenhower putting green." from Debate Camp
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