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

William W. Cohen
William Wolfe Cohen.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1929
Preceded byOgden L. Mills
Succeeded byRuth Baker Pratt
Personal details
Born(1874-09-06)September 6, 1874
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedOctober 12, 1940(1940-10-12) (aged 66)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Sophie Dazian (m. Feb. 2, 1902)[1]


Born in Brooklyn, New York to Russian-born Bernard Cohen and German-born Frederica (née Cronocher),[2][3] 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.[4]

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  1. ^ "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940", FamilySearch, retrieved April 19, 2018
  2. ^ "New York, New York City Births", FamilySearch, retrieved April 19, 2018
  3. ^ "United States Census, 1880", FamilySearch, retrieved April 19, 2018
  4. ^ 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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