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  Eisenhower, II, (Dwight) David
Name(Dwight) David Eisenhower, II
, Pennsylvania , United States
Born March 31, 1948 (69 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedBob
Jun 15, 2008 03:39pm
InfoDwight David Eisenhower II (born 1948) is the grandson of the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. His father is the former U.S. ambassador to Belgium, John Eisenhower. After assuming the presidency in 1953, his grandfather named the presidential mountain retreat Camp David after him. On December 22, 1968, he married Julie Nixon, the daughter of the 37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon, who served as his grandfather's Vice-President.

A graduate of Amherst College, he served as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve[1] before earning his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 1976. He is today a public policy fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, author, and co-chair of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's History Institute for Teachers. From 2001–2003 he was editor of the journal Orbis published by FPRI.

He and Julie live in Pennsylvania, where they raised three children: Jennie, Alex, and Melanie.

The Creedence Clearwater Revival song "Fortunate Son" was inspired by David Eisenhower. John Fogerty believed that Eisenhower received preferential treatment because he was born into a famous family and married to the daughter of the President. Eisenhower had enlisted in the Navy and served for three years, and had seen no action.[2] National Lampoon writer Doug Kenney poked fun at Eisenhower, making him the "spokesman" for a parody condom advertisement.

The Eisenhowers have three children:

Jennie Elizabeth Eisenhower (b. 1978), an actress
Alexander Richard Eisenhower (b. 1980)
Melanie Catherine Eisenhower (b. 1984)



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Wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower Dec 22, 1968-
Father John S. D. Eisenhower 1922-
Grandfather Dwight David Eisenhower 1890-1969
Great-Grandfather David Jacob Eisenhower 1863-1942
Grand Uncle Earl D. Eisenhower 1898-1968
1st Cousin Once Removed Kathryn S. Eisenhower 1934-
1st Cousin Once Removed Earl D. Eisenhower, Jr. 1936-2012
Grand Uncle Milton Eisenhower 1899-1985
Uncle Doud Dwight "Ikky" Eisenhower 1917-1921
Grandmother Mary "Mamie" Geneva Doud Eisenhower 1896-1979
Sister Susan Eisenhower 1951-
Father In-Law Richard M. Nixon 1913-1994
Mother In-Law Thelma Catherine Ryan "Pat" Nixon 1912-1993