Then in 1989, I was asked to work on the Eisenhower Centenary.
As he prepared to leave Kabul a few weeks ago, he was asked about comparisons to Eisenhower.
Here's one data point I learn from Jean Edward Smith's recent Eisenhower biography.
surname, from German Eisenhauer, literally "iron-cutter, iron-hewer," "perhaps based on Fr. Taillefer" [George F. Jones, "German-American Names," 3rd ed., 2006].