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[ahy-zuh n-hou-er] /ˈaɪ zənˌhaʊ ər/

Dwight David (“Ike”) 1890–1969, U.S. general and statesman: Chief of Staff 1945–48; 34th president of the U.S. 1953–61.
his wife, Mamie Geneva Doud [doud] /daʊd/ (Show IPA), 1896–1979, U.S. First Lady 1953–61.
Dwight David, known as Ike. 1890–1969, US general and Republican statesman; Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force (1943–45) and 34th president of the US (1953–61). He commanded Allied forces in Europe and North Africa (1942), directed the invasion of Italy (1943), and was Supreme Commander of the combined land forces of NATO (1950–52)

surname, from German Eisenhauer, literally “iron-cutter, iron-hewer,” “perhaps based on Fr. Taillefer” [George F. Jones, “German-American Names,” 3rd ed., 2006].


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