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Edgar Prince

AKA Edgar D. Prince

Born: 3-May-1931
Birthplace: Holland, MI
Died: 2-Mar-1995
Location of death: Holland, MI
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Born-Again Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Activist
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Prince Manufacturing

Edgar Prince developed the lighted vanity mirror and made his fortune with Prince Automotive, an auto parts and machinery manufacturer that became, after his death, part of Johnson Controls. He established the Prince Foundation, which has spread millions of dollars to such groups as Focus on the Family, Promise Keepers, and Don Wildmon's American Family Association, and he co-founded the Family Research Council with Gary Bauer. Prince's children, Erik Prince and Betsy DeVos, have become major players in conservative political circles.

Father: Peter Prince (b. 1907, d. 1943)
Wife: Elsa Prince Broekhuizen (Republican financier)
Daughter: Emilie
Daughter: Betsy DeVos (m. to Amway scion Dick DeVos)
Daughter: Eileen
Son: Erik Prince (founder of Blackwater)

    Buss Machine Works Chief Engineer
    Council for National Policy
    Family Research Council Board of Directors
    Gospel Communications International Board Member
    Heart Attack (early 1970s)
    Born-Again Christian


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