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race track executive

Herman Cohen, American race track executive.

Background

Cohen, Herman was born on November 27, 1894 in Baltimore. Son of Isaac Meyer and Rosa Marsha (Pondfield) Cohen.

Education

Educational public schools.

Career

Owner department stores, shoe stores and men's wear stores in, Maryland., Delaware, West Virginia and North Carolina, 1912-1930;Owner department stores, shoe stores and men's wear stores in, J.G. Valiant Company (interiors), Baltimore, 1931-1932;Owner department stores, shoe stores and men's wear stores in, Herzog's Men's Store, Washington, 1932-1947;Owner department stores, shoe stores and men's wear stores in, Baltimore Clothes Manufacturing Company (men's clothes), 1936-1938;Owner department stores, shoe stores and men's wear stores in, Louis C. Tiffany Studios (stained glass windows), New York City, 1936-1937;engaged in development and construction on, Eastern Seaboard, Florida to New Jersey, from 1940;builder, operator, secretary, treasurer, Station WAAM-television, Baltimore, 1946-1957;vice president, J.A. Maurer Company (cameras and sound equipment), New York City, 1948-1963;vice president, Precision Film laboratories, New York City, 1948-1963;president, Fairmount Steel Corporation, Philadelphia, 1948-1957;president, Maryland. Jockey Clubpresident, owner, operator, Pimlico Race Course, 1952-1986;secretary-treasurer, Charlestown (West Virginia) Race Track, 1958-1965;president, Willow Grove (Pennsylvania) Park, amusement center, 1955-1965.

Membership

Board of directors Thoroughbred Racing Association, 1964-1987, director emeritus, from 1988. President Jewish Welfare Fund, Baltimore, 1962-1963. Life member board Associate Jewish Charities and Welfare Fund.

Trustee Sinai Hospital, 1952-1960. Vice president Baltimore chapter American Technion, 1969-1978. Vice president, treasurer Herman and Ben Cohen Charitable Foundation, 1950-1982.

Trustee Oheb Shalom Congress.

Connections

Married Rosa Lebovitz, January 26, 1930 (deceased April 1975). 1 son, Nathan L. (deceased December 1988). Married Grace Rein, February 11, 1981.

father:
Isaac Meyer Cohen

mother:
Rosa Marsha (Pondfield) Cohen

spouse:
Rosa Lebovitz

spouse:
Grace Rein