Earl D. Eisenhower

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Earl D. Eisenhower
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the At-large district
In office
Personal details
Earl Dewey Eisenhower

(1898-02-01)February 1, 1898
Abilene, Kansas, U.S.
DiedDecember 18, 1968(1968-12-18) (aged 70)
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Kathryn McIntyre Snyder (m. 1933)
Alma materUniversity of Washington

Earl Dewey Eisenhower (February 1, 1898 – December 18, 1968) was an American electrical engineer and legislator, as well as the younger brother of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Abilene, Kansas, his brothers were President Dwight Eisenhower, attorney Edgar N. Eisenhower, and university president Milton Eisenhower.[1] Eisenhower moved to the state of Washington, where he stayed with his brother Edgar who helped with college expenses. Earl Eisenhower graduated from the University of Washington in 1923 with a degree in electrical engineering. After working on a passenger ship, he worked in Pennsylvania with West Penn Power Company and in Illinois with Suburban Newspapers. He died December 18, 1968 in Scottsdale, Arizona. His brother President Dwight Eisenhower died 3 months later.[2][3]

Political career[edit]

Eisenhower served in the Illinois House of Representatives, as a Republican, from 1965 to 1967. He lived in La Grange Park, Illinois.[4] Eisenhower was elected as an at-large representative due to problems with reapportionment. He then ran for County Clerk of Cook County, Illinois and lost in the 1966 election.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ "President Dwight D. Eisenhower". Internet Accuracy Project. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  2. ^ Denfield, Duane Colt (October 28, 2009). "Eisenhowers in Washington State: Big Ike and Little Ike". HistoryLink.org Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Earl Eisenhower Is Dead". St. Petersburg Times. December 19, 1968. p. 2A.
  4. ^ "74th General Assembly Representatives: Earl D. Eisenhower". Illinois Blue Book 1965-1966. Illinois Digital Archives. pp. 218–219. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Milestones: Dec. 27, 1968". Time. December 27, 1968. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Rakove, Milton (November 1977). "Sen. Adlai Stevenson III: Staking out his role in Illinois and Washington". Illinois Issues. Vol. III no. 11. p. 21. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Eisenhower, Earl D." Our Campaigns. Retrieved February 18, 2018.

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