Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
September 13, 2006

Eagle Materials Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 1100, Dallas, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices)
  (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number including area code: (214) 432-2000

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address if changed from last report)

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
     On September 13, 2006, the Board of Directors of Eagle Materials Inc. (the “Company”) increased the number of directors by one (1) and appointed Richard R. Stewart as a Class II director to fill such vacancy, bringing the number of directors to nine (9). As a Class II director, Mr. Stewart’s term will expire at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2008.
     Since 1998 Mr. Stewart has served as President and CEO of GE Aero Energy, a division of GE Power Systems and as an officer of General Electric Company. Mr. Stewart recently announced his retirement from GE. Mr. Stewart’s career at General Electric began in 1998 as a result of GE’s acquisition of the gas turbine business of Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. Mr. Stewart began his career at Stewart & Stevenson in 1972 and while at Stewart & Stevenson served in various positions including as Group President and member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Stewart also served as a director of Plug Power Inc. from July of 2003 to March of 2006. Mr. Stewart holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas.



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

By:   /s/ Arthur R. Zunker, Jr.

Name:  Arthur R. Zunker, Jr.
Title:    Senior Vice President–Finance and Treasurer

Date: September 19, 2006