William W. Cohen

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William Wolfe Cohen (September 6, 1874 - October 12, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Biography[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Cohen attended the public schools. He became associated with his father in the shoe manufacturing business until 1903, when he engaged in the banking and brokerage business. He served as vice chairman of the Public Schools Athletic League. Honorary deputy chief of the New York City Fire Department. He served as member of the New York Stock Exchange and director of the New York Cotton Exchange.

Cohen was elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1928. He resumed his former business pursuits in New York City until his death there on October 12, 1940. He was interred in Mount Neboh Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ogden L. Mills
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th congressional district

1927–1929
Succeeded by
Ruth Baker Pratt

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.