He later served as secretary of defense under president dwight Eisenhower.
British Dictionary definitions for Eisenhower
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)