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William Wolfe COHEN

(1874-1940)

COHEN, William Wolfe, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., September 6, 1874; attended the public schools; became associated with his father in the shoe manufacturing business until 1903, when he engaged in the banking and brokerage business; vice chairman of the Public Schools Athletic League; honorary deputy chief of the New York fire department; member of the New York Stock Exchange and director of the New York Cotton Exchange; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928; resumed his former business pursuits in New York City until his death there on October 12, 1940; interment in Mount Neboh Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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