Mitchell Harry Cohen
Mitchell Harry Cohen (September 11, 1904 – January 7, 1991) was a United States federal judge.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cohen received an LL.B. from Dickinson School of Law in 1928. He was in private practice in Camden, New Jersey for various periods beginning in 1930. He was also an annual solicitor for the Camden City Welfare Board in 1936, a Camden city prosecutor from 1936 to 1942, a member of the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1940, and a judge on the Camden City Municipal Court from 1942 to 1947. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was thereafter prosecutor for Camden County, New Jersey from 1948 to 1958. Cohen was a judge on the Camden County Court from 1958 to 1961, and on the New Jersey Superior Court from 1961 to 1962.
On July 6, 1962, Cohen was nominated by President John F. Kennedy to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey vacated by Richard Hartshorne. Cohen was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1, 1962, and received his commission on August 2, 1962. He served as chief judge from 1973 to 1974, assuming senior status on September 11, 1974. Cohen served in that capacity until his death, in 1991, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Mitchell Harry Cohen at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey