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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Eisenhower, Dwight David Known as "Ike.” 1890-1969. American general and the 34th President of the United States (1953-1961). As supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force (1943-1945) he launched the invasion of Normandy (June 6, 1944) and oversaw the final defeat of Germany (1945). His presidency was marked by an end to the Korean War (1953), domestic racial problems, cold war with the Soviet Union, and a break in diplomatic relations with Cuba (1961).
  • Eisenhower, Mamie Geneva Doud 1896-1979. First Lady of the United States (1953-1961) as the wife of President Dwight Eisenhower.

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  • n. United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961)

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