Edgar N. Eisenhower

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Edgar Newton Eisenhower (19 January 1889 – 12 July 1971) was a lawyer, and an older brother of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He was born in Hope, Kansas and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1914.[1] He began practicing law in 1915 in Tacoma, Washington and was known as a "shoot from the hip ultraconservative."[2]

According to his nephew John Eisenhower, Edgar Eisenhower "considered President (Franklin) Roosevelt a work of the devil," and "tried to talk John out of a career in the military," saying that he "should forgo any ideas of becoming a ‘professional killer’ and go to law school at his expense, later to join his law office.'"[3]

Eisenhower was married three times, first to Louise Alexander Eisenhower (1893–1946), whom Eisenhower married in 1911, then to Bernice Thompson Eisenhower (1902–1948), whom Eisenhower married in 1930, and finally to his legal secretary Lucille Dawson Eisenhower (1921–2012), in 1951.[4] Eisenhower had two children, both with his first wife, Merrill Jack Eisenhower (1916–1956), and Janis Louise Eisenhower Causin (1922–2000).

Eisenhower divorced his last wife, Lucille, in 1967, after sixteen years of marriage asserting that she caused "a burdensome home life".[4]


  1. ^ Who's Who in America, Volume XXX 1958-1959 (1958). Chicago: A.N. Marquis Co.
  2. ^ Obituary from the Kansas City Times, July 13, 1971
  3. ^ Kauffman, Bill. The Other Eisenhowers, The American Conservative
  4. ^ a b Ruth Nutall, "What a Woeful Week", Chula Vista Star-News (May 7, 1967), p. 9.


  • McCallum, John D. (2009). Six Roads From Abilene: Some Personal Recollections of Edgar Eisenhower. Kessinger Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1104845377

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