Mamie Eisenhower character jug produced by Stanford Pottery of Sebring, Ohio, in 1953. Mary Geneva "Mamie" Eisenhower (1896 - 1979) was the first lady of the United States from 1953 to 1961 as the wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. She married Dwight D. Eisenhower, then a lieutenant in the United States Army, in 1916. She kept house and served as hostess for military officers as they moved between various postings in the United States, Panama, the Philippines, and France. She became a prominent figure during World War II. As first lady, Mamie was given near total control over the expenses and scheduling of the White House. She entertained many foreign heads of state in her role as hostess. This Mamie Eisenhower character jug is a pair with the Dwight D. Eisenhower character jug.