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Dwight Eisenhower character jug in green jacket produced by Sylvan Pottery of Hanley, England, circa 1950. Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (1890 - 1969) was an American military officer and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from 1953 to 1961. During World War II, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe and achieved the five-star rank of General of the Army. He planned and supervised the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942-1943 and the invasion of Normandy (D-Day) from the Western Front in 1944-1945.
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