Peter Winston Cox was born August 13, 1937 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He competed in the national boys’ tennis championships in 1950 and 1951. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and then Yale University, majoring in English with a concentration in Art History, in 1959. He attended Yale Law School and worked for Frank Coffin in 1960 as a driver, writing press releases and television programs. In 1961 he became editor of a daily newspaper in Saranac Lake, New York, then returned to Maine in 1965 with his wife to be editor of the Bath Daily Times, then managing editor of the Bath-Brunswick Times Record in 1967 with John Cole as editor. He started Maine Times with John Cole in 1968. He was involved in the Democratic Party’s 1972 platform committee, and was briefly on the board of the ACLU. They sold Maine Times in 1985. He has served as president of the Wolf’s Neck Farm Foundation.
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