JULIE NIXON EISENHOWER is a best-selling author, editor and a recognized public 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. She also co-authored, with her husband David, Going Home to Glory: a memoir of life with Dwight D. Eisenhower 1961-1969. She lectured for more than 25 years to groups as diverse as Town Halls to The University of California Irvine.
Julie began her career as a writer for and then 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 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and received a Master of Arts from Catholic University of America.
Julie Eisenhower has made volunteerism a life-long focus and has been frequently cited for her efforts. She has served on the Board of Directors of Jobs for America's Graduates, a national organization that helps at-risk young people graduate from high school and transition into a first job. Over a twenty year period, she has served as Chair and Vice Chair and has helped the organization expand to 32 states.
She has served on many non-profit boards, including The National Adoption Center, the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Please Touch Museum for Children, the Washington Crossing Foundation and the Pearl S. Buck Foundation. She was named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvaina for her community service.
Julie Eisenhower currently serves as a trustee for the Richard Nixon Foundation, the Nixon Center, Eisenhower Medical Center, China Institute and on the Advisory Board of A Few Good Women: Advancing the Cause of Women in Government, 1969-1974.
She was selected as Chair of The President's Commission on White House Fellowships and served from 2002-2006. The program fosters leadership in the nation's most exceptional young adults.
Eisenhower was named one of "The Ten Most Admired Women in America" for four years by readers of GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Magazine in the 1970's. Readers cited her White House efforts on behalf of children, the elderly and the environment.
A needlework enthusiast, her designs have raised funds for the Girl Scouts of America and the White House Historical Association.