Meet Merrill Eisenhower Atwater

Chuck Zimmerman

Dan & MerrillTravelling with the convoy is Merrill Eisenhower Atwater (right), great grandson of President Dwight Eisenhower. Here he’s talking with transportation author, Dan McNichol.

Getting to know Merrill, a fellow Missourian, has been one of the treats on this trip. I finally got to interview him this evening. He’ll be taking a “swing” route with a small group from the convoy through Denver and Kansas City tomorrow while the main convoy moves into Nebraska.

Merrill has political aspirations and judging by what I’ve seen and heard he’s going to be a very successful politician. He’s here not just because of his connection to the man who is credited with creating the Interstate Highway System but because he believes more attention needs to be placed on it and that too many people take it for granted.

Hear more from Merrill: Listen to MP3 Merrill Eisenhower Atwater Interview (5 min MP3)

Merrill is one of the people blogging the convoy trip. You can find a link to his blog here.

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