Older vs Elder

Elder, eldest used for seniority within a family

Yet the elder Bush turned out to have had the better foreign policy.

Being the eldest child is a blessing and a curse.

Science again says the eldest child Is the smartest of all the siblings.

Eldest, oldest and youngest are used of only two people

His eldest boy is at school; the other is still at home.

Meanwhile, my son will be sent to live with my eldest sister.

NOTE! Elder is not used with than

He is older than I am.

She is 3 years older than me.

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