Ms. Eisenhower pictured with Dr. Henry Kissinger at the opening of the New Nixon Library.


President Nixon’s Granddaughter Elected to Foundation Board

The Richard Nixon Foundation announced today that Melanie Eisenhower has been elected to its Board of Directors.

Eisenhower is the youngest daughter of Julie Nixon Eisenhower and David Eisenhower. She is the granddaughter of President and Mrs. Richard Nixon and the great-granddaughter of President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

“We are excited that Melanie will bring a new spirit to her grandfather’s foundation,” said Ron Walker, Chairman of the Richard Nixon Foundation. “She is a valuable addition at an important time, and the Board looks forward to receiving her perspective, as a Millennial, on a host of important issues.”

“I am excited to begin more regular involvement at the Nixon Foundation and contribute to the important work of promoting my grandparents’ very meaningful legacies by serving on the Board,” said Eisenhower. “I know there will be many opportunities to which I may contribute helpful guidance and direction.”

Eisenhower’s election is a significant element of the Richard Nixon Foundation’s ongoing efforts to educate Millennials about the consequential legacies of President Richard Nixon. The education efforts kicked off with the Opening of the New Nixon Library on October 14 and 15, 2016, during which Millennial visitors learned of many unexpected ways in which Richard Nixon continues to shape their lives.

Eisenhower is a Child Life Specialist in the oncology department at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, providing psychosocial and emotional support to children and their families undergoing radiation treatment. Previously, she was a Child Life Specialist at the Children’s Hospital at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York City for several years before returning home to Philadelphia.

She received her B.S. from the University of Richmond, majoring in Rhetoric and Communication Studies with a minor in History and her M.S. in Child Life from Bank Street College of Education in New York City.