Mitchell Harry Cohen

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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.

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The Mitchell H. Cohen United States Courthouse in Camden was dedicated in 1994.[1][2]


  1. ^ "U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Camden, NJ". General Services Administration. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Mitchell H. Cohen Federal Courthouse". Becica Associates LLC. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 


Legal offices
Preceded by
Richard Hartshorne
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Succeeded by
Stanley Brotman