*** Happy Birthday Mamie Eisenhower ***
She was the wife of United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and First Lady of the United States from 1953 to 1961.
Mamie married Dwight Eisenhower at age 19 in 1916. The young couple moved frequently between military quarters in many postings, from Panama to the Philippines. As First Lady, she entertained a wide range of foreign dignitaries, who reacted well to her confident style and splendid costumes. On leaving the White House, she made clear her disapproval of the incoming Kennedys.
Mamie Eisenhower spent her retirement and widowhood at the family farm at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Hollywood star Mamie Van Doren was so named by Universal Studios in her honor.
As First Lady, she was noted for her outgoing manner, her love of pretty clothes, some of them designed by Scaasi, jewelry, and her obvious pride in husband and home. The gown she wore to her husband’s inauguration is one of the most popular in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s collection of inaugural gowns
Eisenhower was known as a penny pincher who clipped coupons for the White House staff. Her recipe for “Mamie’s million dollar fudge” was reproduced by housewives all over the country after it was printed in many publications.