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Paul Pincus Cohen

Paul Pincus Cohen, lawyer, industrialist. Decorated Silver Medal of Honor (France), 1958. Member council New York State University College at Buffalo, 1966-1967; member board of trustees Niagara University, 1968-1971. President Old Fort Niagara Association; Member nat. Executive Committee American Jewish Committee, 1955-1971; Member American, New York State, local county Bar Associations, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Cohen, Paul Pincus was born on March 26, 1896 in Ellicottville, New York, United States. Son of Isaac Henry and Sarah (Kallet) Cohen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Harvard 1916, Bachelor of Laws cum laude, 1918. Doctor of Laws, Niagara University, 1967.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Virginia Alice. Admitted to New York bar 1918. Secretary to the United States circuit court judge, 1918.

      Associate law firms, New York City, 1919, Niagara Falls, 1921-1926. Member Franchot Runals Cohen Taylor & Mallam and predecessor firms, 1927-1950, Cohen Fleischmann Augspurger Henderson & Campbell, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. 1951-1953, Cohen, Swados, Wright, Hanifin & Bradford, 1953-1971.

      Counsel various nat. and international firms. Chairman Creo-Dipt Company Inc., manufacturers stained shingles, N. Tonawanda, New York, Vancover, B.C., 1937-1971. Member Niagara Falls advisory board Marine-Midland Trust Company of Western New York.

      Director Niagara Share Corporation.

    Works

    • Author numerous articles on government and finance.

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Member council New York State University College at Buffalo, 1966-1967. Member board of trustees Niagara University, 1968-1971. President Old Fort Niagara Association.

    Member nat. Executive Committee American Jewish Committee, 1955-1971. Member American, New York State, local county Bar Associations, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Niagara, Westwood Country, Harvard.

    Sponsor first American reciprocal income tax treaty, United States and Canada, 1937.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Proskauer.
    • father: Isaac Henry Cohen
    • mother: Sarah (Kallet) Cohen
    • spouse: Frances Proskauer
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    Died August 8, 1971
    (aged 75)
    Nationality

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