Eisenhower was born in Texas in 1890 and died in Washington D.C. in 1969. His career began in 1911 when he entered the US Military Academy. At the end of World War II he was appointed General of the Army, before retiring from his military career in 1952. Eisenhower was apolitical and never wanted to join the government. It was only with the launch of “I-Like-Ike” clubs that he decided to make a bid for candidacy, and was voted 34th President by an overwhelming majority. His tenure ran from 1953 to 1961.