Patricia Nixon Cox

The elder daughter of President Richard Nixon, Patricia Nixon Cox is a well-known advocate for inner-city educational initiatives, the advancement of women in politics, and philanthropic giving.

In the White House, Mrs. Cox served as America’s hostess, and worked with her mother, First Lady Pat Nixon, to open the White House to underprivileged youth. She hosted annual Halloween parties for disabled youth and regularly tutored inner-city schoolchildren on such subjects as reading, writing and arithmetic.

In 1971, she married Edward Finch Cox in a White House Rose Garden ceremony. The Coxes have a son, Christopher.

Mrs. Cox attended Finch College in Manhattan, New York. At her graduation on June 14, 1968, her father served as a special guest speaker. Mrs. Cox was presented at the International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City in 1964.

Mrs. Cox currently serves as a trustee for the Richard Nixon Foundation, and serves on the boards of several medical research facilities. She resides in New York City.