William W. Cohen

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William W. Cohen

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


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

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. In keeping with his Jewish faith, Cohen was interred in Mount Neboh Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.[1]

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  1. ^ Stone, Kurt F. (2011). The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Congressional Members. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. pp. 134–135. ISBN 978-0-8108-5731-5. 

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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

Succeeded by
Ruth Baker Pratt

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.