David Jacob Cohen
David Jacob Cohen OBE (died 9 February 1959) was an Indian politician and a leading figure of the Baghdadi Jewish community in Calcutta. He served as honorary secretary of the Beth-El Synagogue. Cohen, then serving as vice president of the Calcutta Jewish Association, was to the Bengal Legislative Council from the Calcutta South Central non-Mohammedan constituency in 1921. Being elected to the Legislative Council was the highest political office obtained by a Calcutta Jew. He was defeated in the 1923 election, but was nominated by the Governor to remain in the Council in 1923 and 1926.
Cohen died on 9 February 1959 at the age of 75.
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