Edward Cox is currently the chairman of the New York Republican State Committee. He is the son-in-law of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon. He has served three U.S. Presidents, four Governors and the Republican Party at the state and national levels.
He has campaigned for candidates across the country beginning in 1968 as a part of the Nixon presidential campaign. In 1972, he travelled extensively as a family surrogate for President Nixon and in 1980 and 1984 was active in the Reagan campaign. In 1988 and 1992, Cox organized the New York speakers’ bureau for George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaigns.
Under President Reagan, Cox served as General Counsel to the government corporation which financed major synthetic fuels projects. He has helped develop policies for community colleges, charter schools, teacher training, facilities construction and finance and administration.
His writings on public policy have appeared in The New Republic magazine, the Antitrust Law Journal and the New York Post, and he is co‑author of a book on the Federal Trade Commission.