The oldest daughter of President Richard Nixon and the granddaughter-in-law of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, she co-authored Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower. During the 1970s, she worked as the assistant editor of the Saturday Evening Post.
At the time of her birth, her father was serving as a congressman. During her father's presidency, she toured the country with her mother and gave speeches on children's issues.
She graduated from both Smith College and Catholic University.
She married David Eisenhower in 1968, and the couple had three children: Jennie, Alexander, and Melanie.
She married Dwight Eisenhower's son, David Eisenhower.