Edgar Prince, who died in 1995, was the founder of Prince Automotive and was a major funder of the religious right both in Michigan and at the national level through the Edgar and Elsa Prince Foundation. Prince was a major supporter of the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family and was eulogized by Gary Bauer when he died who referred to Prince as his “mentor” (Scahill, Blackwater, Nation Books, 2007 p. 11).
Edgar Prince graduated from the University of Michigan and served in the United States Air Force (Scahill, p. 4).
Board / Leadership Positions
- Council for National Policy, Vice President 1988, Executive Committee 1994, Member
- Family Research Council
- Gospel Films
- “We find Holland [Michigan] a verty comfortable place to live… We have family here. We enjoy the recreational opportunities. We like the community’s heritage, which is based on the Dutch reputation for being neat, clean, orderly, and hard working. Their standard has always been excellence.” (Scahill, Blackwater, 2007, p. 4)
- 10/14/07: Erik Prince and his Family Significant Backers of Republican Politicians from Michigan
- 02/27/07: Holland’s Edgar and Elsa Prince Foundation Major Local and National Supporter of the Religious Right