Christopher Nixon Cox
|Residence||Manhattan, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Princeton University (A.B.)|
New York University (J.D.)
|Occupation||Financial advisor, consultant, lawyer, businessman|
(m. 2011; div. 2014)
|Parent(s)||Edward F. Cox|
Tricia Nixon Cox
|Relatives||Julie Nixon Eisenhower (maternal aunt)|
Richard Nixon (maternal grandfather)
Pat Nixon (maternal grandmother)
Christopher Nixon Cox (born March 14, 1979) is an American lawyer based in New York. He is the son of Tricia Nixon Cox and Edward F. Cox and grandson of President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon.
Early life and education
Christopher Nixon Cox was born and raised in New York, the only child of current New York State GOP Chairman Edward F. Cox and Tricia Nixon Cox, older daughter of Richard Nixon, 37th president of the United States from 1969 to 1974.
He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in Politics. He then went on to receive his J.D. from NYU School of Law and a certificate in finance from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Cox served as Senator John McCain’s Executive Director for New York State during the 2008 presidential campaign and is co-founder of the consulting firm, OC Global Partners, LLC where he advises US companies on selling their products in new markets abroad and bringing in capital allowing them to expand their business and grow their workforce in America.
Previously, Cox was a corporate associate at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in their New York office where he worked in the Private Equity Group. During his tenure, he advised major private equity fund clients on acquisitions. Cox also worked for the rights of New York State small business owners in Albany on a pro bono basis.
2010 Congressional Election
In 2010, Cox finished third in the Republican primary for New York's 1st congressional district, behind businessman Randy Altschuler and former SEC Enforcement Attorney George Demos. He was endorsed by the Suffolk County 9/12 Project.
Cox was also endorsed by Steve Forbes, State Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, Suffolk County Conservative Party First Executive Chairman Bill Fries, and State Senator Marty Golden. Cox was also endorsed by several former contestants in the race, including Gary Berntsen and New York State Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick (R – Smithtown).
On June 4, 2011, Cox married Andrea Catsimatidis, daughter of Gristedes billionaire John Catsimatidis, at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on New York's Upper East Side. The couple filed for divorce on December 17, 2014.
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