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John A. Moaney, Jr. (1914-1978) was born in Easton, Maryland. He joined the United States Army in October 1941 and was sent to England after the start of World War II where he served with the 751 Quartermaster Company. In August 1942, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in England to plan the invasion of North Africa, Moaney transferred to Eisenhower’s personal staff. For the next twenty seven years Moaney served as Eisenhower’s valet.
Moaney accompanied Eisenhower throughout the remainder of World War II and was stationed at the White House during Eisenhower’s presidency, including dressing him inside to out every day. After Eisenhower left the White House in 1961, Moaney went with him to his farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (now the Eisenhower National Historic Site). Moaney retired from the Army in 1969 after the President’s death, but continued to work for Mamie Eisenhower until his death in 1978.