Mamie Eisenhower – Miniature Biography (TV14; 3:54) View a brief biography of Mamie Eisenhower whose life drastically changed after she married Dwight Eisenhower. Minding the economical adversities of her age, she became known as a frugal first lady.
Although she failed to alter the work of first lady, Mamie Eisenhower was a favorite of many American girls, who copied her youthful style and what her husband called her “unaffected way.”
John made his bundle in the meat packing industry and retired at age 36, moving your family to Colorado when Mamie was 7. There, the family’s life was one of privilege with servants and big houses in Denver and San Antonio, Texas. The young second instantly attracted his focus, as well as on St. Valentine’s Day, 1916, he gave her a miniature of his West Point class ring to seal their betrothal. The couple wed in the Doud house in Denver, on July 1, 1916, when Mamie was only 19 years old.