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Milton Stover Eisenhower

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 of Dwight David Eisenhower. After a brief teaching career, he served in the Foreign Service and the Agriculture Department. In 1942 he was asked to direct the relocation of Japanese-Americans in California. In 1943 he became president of his alma mater. He was later president of Pennsylvania State Univ. (1950–56) and of Johns Hopkins (1956–67, 1969–70). He served as a close adviser to his brother on foreign policy, most notably as special ambassador for Latin American affairs (1957–60). In 1968–69 he was chairman of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence. His book The Wine Is Bitter (1963) describes his experiences in Latin America; The President Is Calling (1973) distills his thoughts on political compromise and the responsibilities of leadership.

See biography by S. E. Ambrose and R. H. Immerman (1983).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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