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Marcus Cohn, American lawyer. Recipient Distinguished Service citation University Oklahoma, 1973.


Cohn, Marcus was born on September 20, 1913 in Omaha. Son of Sam and Rose (Forman) Cohn.


Student, University Oklahoma, 1934. Bachelor of Arts Chicago, 1935. Juris Doctor cum laude (Bigelow fellow), University Chicago, 1938.

Master of Laws, Harvard University, 1940.


Worked at Cohn and Marks. Admitted to the bar, 1939, Oklahoma. 1947, District of Columbia.

Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif. Professorial Lecturer in Law, Graduate School of Public Law, George Washington University, 1965-1978. Member, National Council on the Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1980-1986.

Member, National Executive Committee, 1963-1976, American Jewish Committee. Member: The District of Columbia Bar. American Bar Association (Member, Science and Technology Section.

Chairman, Communications Law Committee, 1974-1976). Federal Communications Bar Association (President, 1973-1974).


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to reviews.


Member council Friends of Folger Library, 1979-1983. Member executive committee Library of Congress Center for the Book, 1982-1986. Honorary board governors, national executive committee American Jewish Committee.

Member National Council for Humanities, 1979-1985. Chairman sponsors Cortez A.M. Ewing Foundation. Board visitors, member executive planning committee University Oklahoma, 1969-1976.

Honorary live member board directors Arena Stage. Member Federal Communications Bar Association (president 1973-1974), American Bar Association (vice chairman council science and technical section 1977-1978), Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Cosmos.


Married Harryette Evelyn Nightingale, August 20, 1939. Children: Lawrence N., Barbara Gale.

Sam Cohn

Rose (Forman) Cohn

Harryette Evelyn Nightingale

Lawrence N. Cohn

Barbara Gale Cohn