Julie Nixon-Eisenhower and David Eisenhower have deliberately shunned the limelight, starting with their wedding a month before Nixon's inauguration, remembering how all sports programming had been canceled to televise Luci Johnson's wedding. "David was scarred for life," joked Julie. They also won't consider running for office.
Newlyweds Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower stand with the best man, Fred Grandy, and maid of honor, Tricia Nixon, in the receiving line at the wedding reception in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza Hotel on December 22, 1968. Eisenhower's former college roommate and best man, Fred Grandy, had a co-starring role as Burl "Gopher" Smith on the T.V. series, The Love Boat, from 1977-1986. He also held a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987-1995.