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Pat Cox

Personal data
Date of birth28 November 1952(age 64)
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Political partyFine Gael (since 2011)
Other partyProgressive Democrats (1985 94)
ELDR (1994 2004)
SpouseCathy Cox
Alma materUniversity of Limerick,
Trinity College, Dublin
ProfessionJournalist, Politician
21st President of the European Parliament
In office15 January 2002 - 20 July 2004
Succeeded byJosep Borrell
Preceded byNicole Fontaine
Member of the European Parliament
In office25 July 1989 - 20 July 2004
ConstituencyMunster
Leader of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party Group
In office1998 - 15 January 2002
Succeeded byGraham Watson
Teachta Dála
In office25 July 1989 - 1994
ConstituencyCork South Central

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Pat Cox (born 28 November 1952) is an Irish politician and former television current affairs presenter. He was President of the European Parliament from 2002 to 2004 and served as a member of the European Parliament from 1989 2004.

Before this Cox was a journalist and presenter with RTÉ's Today Tonight and then a Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South Central. He is now the President of the European Movement International.


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