Lawrence D. Cohen (politician)

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Lawrence D. Cohen
Mayor of St. Paul
In office
Preceded by Charles P. McCarty
Succeeded by George Latimer
This article is about the American politician. For the American screenwriter, see Lawrence D. Cohen.

Lawrence D. "Larry" Cohen (April 17, 1933 – September 11, 2016) was an American attorney, politician, and judge who served as mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota from 1972 to 1976.

Born in Saint Paul,[1] Cohen graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1957 and entered private practice as an attorney at law in Minnesota. He was elected to the Ramsey County, Minnesota Board of Commissioners in 1970 serving two years before being elected mayor of Saint Paul, 1972–76. Succeeded by George Latimer as mayor, Cohen returned to the private practice of law until appointed as a Minnesota state judge by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1988. Judge Cohen retired in 2002. He died on September 11, 2016 of cancer in Saint Paul, Minnesota.[2][3]


Political offices
Preceded by
Charles P. McCarty
Mayor of St. Paul
1972 – 1976
Succeeded by
George Latimer