Mamie Eisenhower

Mamie Eisenhower ( born November 14, 1896 in Boone, Iowa, Mamie Geneva Doud as; † November 1, 1979 in Washington DC) was the wife of the 34th U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady of the United States of 20 January 1953 to 20 January 1961.


Mamie Eisenhower was the daughter of John Sheldon Doud and Elivera Matilda Carlson. Her sisters were Eleanor, Edna Mae and Frances Mabel Doud. When she was seven, she moved with her family to Colorado. Having briefly lived in Pueblo, among other things, the Douds settled in Denver. Mamie and her three sisters grew up in a big house; the family had several servants.

1915 Mamie met for the first time on Eisenhower. The two married on July 1, 1916 at the House of Douds. They had two children: Dwight Doud Eisenhower (* September 24, 1917; † January 2, 1921, he died of scarlet fever ) and John Eisenhower.

Mamie Eisenhower was buried beside her husband in Abilene.


  • Mamie Eisenhower: Vote For My Husband or For Governor Stevenson, But Please Vote, 1952, Good Housekeeping November