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Eisenhower, Dwight David(Encyclopedia)Eisenhower, Dwight David ´znhour [key], 1890–1969, American general and 34th President of the United States, b. Denison, Tex.; his nickname was Ike. Early Career When he was two years old, ...
Eisenhower, Milton Stover(Encyclopedia)Eisenhower, Milton Stover, 1899–1985, American educator and public official, b. Abilene, Kans., grad. Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science (now Kansas State Univ.), 1924; brother ...
Sarnoff, David(Encyclopedia)Sarnoff, David, 1891–1971, American pioneer in radio and television, b. Russia. Emigrating to the United States in 1900, he worked for the Marconi Wireless Company, winning recognition as the narrat...
domino theory(Encyclopedia)domino theory, the notion that if one country becomes Communist, other nations in the region will probably follow, like dominoes falling in a line. The analogy, first applied (1954) to Southeast Asia ...
Smith, Walter Bedell(Encyclopedia)Smith, Walter Bedell, 1895–1961, U.S. general, b. Indianapolis, Ind. He enlisted (1910) in the Indiana National Guard, won a commission in the U.S. army (1918), and advanced to the rank of lieutenan...
Gruenther, Alfred Maximilian(Encyclopedia)Gruenther, Alfred Maximilian, 1899–1983, U.S. general, b. Platte Center, Nebr. A brilliant staff officer, during World War II he was deputy chief of staff to Dwight D. Eisenhower in London (1942–4...
Macdonald, Dwight(Encyclopedia)Macdonald, Dwight, 1906–82, American author and editor, b. New York City. As an associate editor (1928–36) of the business magazine Fortune he acquired a distaste for capitalism, and in 1937 he be...
Dwight, John(Encyclopedia)Dwight, John, fl. 1671–98, English potter, reputed founder of the Chelsea porcelain factory. The registration in 1671 of his patent for the Mistery of transparent earthenware… is the first cert...
Dwight, Theodore(Encyclopedia)Dwight, Theodore, 1764–1846, American author, b. Northampton, Mass.; brother of Timothy Dwight and grandson of Jonathan Edwards. A leader of the Federalist party in New England, he became famous for...
Dwight, Timothy(Encyclopedia)Dwight, Timothy, 1752–1817, American clergyman, author, educator, b. Northampton, Mass., grad. Yale, 1769. He renounced legalfor theological studies and after 1783 was pastor for 12 years of a Cong...
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