Moving Mamie Eisenhower

Presidential History Blog

   Mamie Doud was only nineteen when she married recent West Point graduate Lt. Dwight Eisenhower.

Young Army Bride

Mamie’s parents, John and Elivera Doud were not happy about their daughter’s marriage.  They adored Dwight David Eisenhower, and would consider Ike their “son” for the rest of their lives, but they believed their rather spoiled daughter was much too young – and that her privileged upbringing might not be adaptable to army life.  They suggested the youngsters to “wait.”

But Ike was a professional soldier, and his duty was to go where he was deployed.  While he and Mamie had agreed to wait for a year, Ike’s orders were sending him east.  Mamie lived in Denver, Colorado.  Waiting, at least for them, was not an option.

wedding photo Lt. and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower: the wedding photo

According to Mamie Eisenhower (1896-1979) many years later, they moved twenty times in twenty years.

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