ABC News has just announced that 91-year-old John S.D. Eisenhower, the son of President Eisenhower, has died.
The retired brigadier general and military historian had resided on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the community of Trappe, Md. No cause was given for his death Saturday.
John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower was born in Denver in 1922 to Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie. He was an assistant staff secretary in the White House during the last few years of his father’s administration, and served as U.S. ambassador to Belgium during the Nixon administration.
Eisenhower was the author of numerous books about military history.
He is survived by his second wife, Joanne, son David and daughters Anne, Susan and Mary.
Secretary Hagel issued the following statement:
Today Lilibet and I join the American people in mourning the passing of John Eisenhower, a true patriot whom I was fortunate to call my friend. The son of one of our nation’s greatest leaders, John was an accomplished soldier, diplomat, and author. He was the longtime patriarch of an extraordinary family, and Lilibet and my thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with them today as they celebrate his rich legacy and his contributions to the nation he loved. He will be missed by all of us.
Yes, he will be.