Edward F. Cox -- Mr. Cox has been a partner in the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler llp, New York, New York for more than five years and has served as the chair of the firm's corporate department and as a member of its management committee. He is chair of the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, of the New York City Commission on State Parks, of the Finance Committee of the Trustees of The State University of New York and of the State University Construction Fund. He is also a member of New York's merit selection constitutional Commission on Judicial Nomination. Mr. Cox has served on our Board since 1984. Cox was born in Suffolk County, Long Island and was raised in Yorkville, New York City, where he graduated from Trinity High School. He received his B.A. degree in 1968 from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1972. Cox married Patricia Nixon in the Rose Garden of the White House in 1971. They have one child, Christopher, who is a graduate of Princeton and the New York University School of Law.