President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate Christopher Cox, of California, to be Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission and upon confirmation designate Chairman. He currently serves as Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Throughout his nearly two decades in Congress, he has served as a senior Member on the Financial Services Committee, the Energy and Commerce Committee, the Government Reform Committee, the Budget Committee and the Joint Economic Committee, and as Chairman of the House Policy Committee. Congressman Cox currently serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
Prior to his service in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Cox worked at the White House as Senior Associate Counsel to the President from 1986 to 1988. He also served as a Partner in the international law firm of Latham & Watkins, in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, Congressman Cox served as a Clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Congressman Cox received his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. He later earned his master's degree from Harvard Business School and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
George W. Bush, Personnel Announcement Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/282691