Lewis Cohen, Baron Cohen of Brighton

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Lewis Coleman Cohen, Baron Cohen of Brighton (28 March 1897 – 21 October 1966) was a British politician. Cohen was elected as a Labour councillor and Mayor to Brighton Borough Council.[1][2] On the council he specialised in housing and worked together with Howard Johnson (a Conservative councillor) to support a local housing association.[3] Cohen and Johnson also knew each other through business.[4] Cohen was raised to the Peerage on 13 May 1965.

He was the founder of the Alliance Building Society and had many building projects which were ahead of their time in Brighton and wider Sussex.[5]

Coat of arms of Lewis Cohen, Baron Cohen of Brighton
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Issuant from a Pavilion Or lined and embellished Sable with a Forked Pennant flying therefrom to the dexter Gules a Lion passant supporting with the dexter forepaw a Branch of Coral Gules
Per chevron flory at the top Gules and Or in chief two Bees volant and in base a Lion rampant counterchanged
On either side a Dolphin Sable finned Or the dexter charged on the shoulder with a Tower the sinister likewise charged with a Martlet Or [6]

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  1. ^ Andrew Roth, "Howard Johnson" (Obituary), The Guardian, 26 September 2000, p. 20.
  2. ^ "New Factors At Brighton", The Times, 17 February 1950, p. 5.
  3. ^ Patrick Cosgrave, "Howard Johnson" (Obituary), The Independent, 22 September 2000, p. 6.
  4. ^ "Howard Johnson" (Obituary), The Times, 15 September 2000, p. 25.
  5. ^ http://history.buses.co.uk/history/fleethist/440lc.htm
  6. ^ http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/lp1958%20c.htm