Everett Cox was born and raised in Warwick, N.Y. He enlisted in the army and served in Vietnam in 1969, working most of his life as a self-employed laborer. He lived and worked at the New Experimental College in Denmark for about 7 years. Everett represented the Association for World Education as an NGO, at the United Nations for about 7 years. He was also a co-editor of the Journal of World Education. He later married, lived in China and taught English at a university there. He has a son, with whom he has marched with against the war in Iraq.