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Herbert B. Cohen

Herbert Cohen
From a 1960 court photograph
Attorney General of Pennsylvania
In office
January 18, 1955 – December 17, 1956
Governor George Leader
Preceded by Frank Truscott
Succeeded by Thomas McBride
Personal details
Born (1900-07-02)July 2, 1900
York, York County, Pennsylvania
Died December 2, 1970(1970-12-02) (aged 70)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic

Herbert B. Cohen was a Pennsylvania lawyer, politician, and judge. He served terms as Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice.

Life and career

Cohen was born the son of Isaac I. and Pauline (Kagan) Cohen. During World War I, he served in the USNR. He was graduated from Wharton (1922) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (1925).[1][2]

He married Mildred Charlap, they had two children. He was active in Jewish affairs, serving on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Center of York and of the Jewish Publication Society.[1]

He served in the state House of Representatives for four consecutive terms, 1933–40, twice as Majority leader, once as Minority leader.[1][2]

He was appointed Attorney General in 1955, and in 1957 was elevated to the state Supreme Court, where he served until his death in 1970.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Richey, Iris, ed. (1960). The Pennsylvania Manual 94. pp. 442–43. 
  2. ^ a b c "Pennsylvania House of Representatives: Herbert B. Cohen". Pennsylvania General Assembly. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 

External links

  • McClure, Jim (2007-12-27). "Noted York family – the Cohens – produced Pa. Supreme Court justice". York Town Square. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
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