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Eisenhower Enthusiast To Present ‘The Ins And Outs Of Ike’



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Martin Patrick Tuite of Danbury, who “Likes Ike” and thus spent the past 15 years learning about the many contributions of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, will be guest speaker at the Sunday, November 13, Newtown Historical Society program at C.H. Booth Library.

The free program, "The Ins and Outs of Ike," will begin at 2 pm in the lower meeting room of the library, 25 Main Street.

Tuite will focus on Eisenhower’s support of NATO and the Civil Rights Movement, and his past-presidency years of involvement in the US and worldwide.

The Texas-born Eisenhower did it all during his lifetime: attended West Point, served in the Panama Canal Zone, reported to General John Pershing in France, acted as General Douglas MacArthur’s Chief of Staff in the Philippines, and served as Supreme Allied Commander in the European Theater of Operations. All this occurred before helping to lead the Allies to victory, becoming President of Columbia College, serving as First Supreme Commander of NATO and, to top it off, President of the United States.

Tuite worked for Boehringer Ingelheim for 19 years and is presently a security officer at Danbury Fair Mall. First becoming interested in history when he was 12 years old, Tuite has continued to greatly appreciate this field of study.

Tuite has focused most on Eisenhower, having read scores of books and other written materials about him.

“As always, Newtown Historical Society gladly welcomes everyone to this free event,” says program facilitator Gordon Williams. Contributions to Newtown Historical Society will be gladly accepted.

Reservations are not needed but additional information is available by contacting Williams at gmwllw@charter.net.

Dwight D. Eisenhower will be the focus of a program, “The Ins and Outs of Ike,” co-hosted by Newtown Historical Society and C.H. Booth Library at the library in mid-November. —image courtesy National Parks Service
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