Julie Nixon Eisenhower
The younger daughter of President Richard Nixon, Julie Nixon Eisenhower is a best-selling author, editor, and speaker on such subjects as the presidency, women in politics, and life in the White House.
She is the author of three books – Pat Nixon: The Untold Story; Special People; and Julie Eisenhower’s Cookbook for Children – and has lectured for more than 40 years to groups ranging from town halls to universities.
Mrs. Eisenhower began her career as a writer and assistant managing editor of The Saturday Evening Post, where she helped establish a book division for the Indiana-based parent company and edited a series of anthologies and children’s books.
She is also a lifelong volunteer. During the Nixon administration (1969 to 1974), her efforts on behalf of children, the elderly, and the environment led her to be voted one of the Ten Most Admired Women in America by Good Housekeeping readers on four occasions. Throughout the 1980s, she was an advocate for special needs children, serving on the boards of the National Adoption Center and Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum for Children. She has also served on the boards for the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Washington Crossing Foundation, and the Pearl S. Buck Foundation. In 1991, she was named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania for her community service.
She married David Eisenhower, grandson of President Eisenhower, at the New York Marble Collegiate Church in December 1968 – just weeks before her father was sworn in as president. They have three children – Jennie, Alex and Melanie – and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Eisenhower currently serves as a trustee for the Richard Nixon Foundation. She was previously a trustee at Eisenhower Medical Center, the China Institute in New York and the advisory board of A Few Good Women: Advancing the Cause of Women in Government at Penn State University.
From 2002 to 2006, Mrs. Eisenhower served as Chair of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, which fosters leadership in the nation’s most exceptional young adults.
A needlework enthusiast, her designs have raised funds for the Girl Scouts of America and the White House Historical Association. Mrs. Eisenhower received a BA from Smith College and her MA from the Catholic University of America.