Tricia Nixon Cox

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Tricia Nixon Cox
Portrait of Tricia and Edward Cox - NARA - 194435.tif
Tricia and Edward Cox in 1972
Born Patricia Nixon
(1946-02-21) February 21, 1946 (age 69)
Whittier, California, U.S.
Residence Manhattan, New York
Other names Sugarfoot (Secret Service codename) [1]
Education Boston College (B.A.)
Spouse(s) Edward F. Cox (m. 1971-present)
Children Christopher Nixon Cox
Parent(s) Richard Nixon
Pat Nixon
Relatives Julie Nixon Eisenhower (sister)
Harold Nixon (uncle)
Arthur Nixon (uncle)
Donald Nixon (uncle)
Edward Nixon (uncle)
William Ryan, Jr. (uncle)
Thomas Ryan (uncle)
Neva Bender (half aunt)
Matthew Bender (half uncle)
William M. Ryan, Sr. (grandfather)
Thelma Catherine Ryan (grandmother)
Francis A. Nixon (grandfather)
Hannah Milhous Nixon (grandmother)
Al Mira Burdg Park Milhous (great-grandmother)
Franklin Milhous (great-grandfather)
Jennie Eisenhower (niece)
Sarah Ann Wadsworth Nixon (great-grandmother)
Samuel Brady Nixon (great-grandfather)

Patricia "Tricia" Nixon Cox (born February 21, 1946) is the elder daughter of the 37th U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, and sister to Julie Nixon Eisenhower.

Cox performed more of a ceremonial role during her father's political career than did her younger sister Julie Nixon Eisenhower, accompanying him to many campaign stops and, after his presidential inauguration, state trips around the world.

She is married to Edward Finch Cox and is the mother of Christopher Nixon Cox.


Cox attended Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1968, major in English and receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree. At her graduation on June 14, 1968, her father served as a special guest speaker.

Cox was presented at the International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City in 1964.[2]

Marriage and professional activities[edit]

Tricia Nixon, escorted by her father down the aisle at her wedding to Edward Cox in 1971

Cox married Harvard Law student Edward Finch Cox in a White House Rose Garden ceremony on June 12, 1971.[3]

She has lived a very private life in the suburbs of New York, staying home to care for her son, Christopher Nixon Cox, born in March 1979.[4] Her husband is now a corporate attorney and the chairperson of the New York Republican State Committee. She serves on the boards of many medical-research institutions,[5] as well as the Richard Nixon Foundation at the Nixon Library in California.[6]


  1. ^ Dean, John (1976). Blind Ambition The White House Years. New York, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 161. ISBN 0671224387. 
  2. ^ "For Tricia and Ed It's No Secret". Life Magazine. January 22, 1971. p. 22. 
  3. ^ "1971 Year in Review,"
  4. ^ "First Daughters in the White House Then and Now: Tricia Nixon Cox". Oprah Magazine. May 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nixon Daughters Bury the Hatchet". Time Magazine. May 6, 2002. 
  6. ^ "Who Owns Richard Nixon?". The New Yorker. May 20, 2014. 

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