Albert C. Cohn

Albert C. Cohn (20 December, 1885 [World War I draft registration] – January 8, 1959) was a New York State Supreme Court Justice and the father of Roy Cohn. He was influential in Democratic Party politics. [cite news
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He was born on 20 December, 1885, and married Dora Marcus (1892-1967) in 1924 when he was the First Assistant District Attorney for New York. [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Mrs. Albert C. Cohn Dies. Roy Cohn's Mother, 74. |quote=Mrs. Dora Marcus Cohn, widow of Justice Albert C. Cohn of the State Supreme Court and mother of Roy M. Cohn, lawyer and industrialist, died last evening at her home, 1165 Park Avenue. She would have been 75 years old on Thursday. |url= |work=New York Times |date=June 6, 1967, Tuesday |accessdate=2008-04-04 ] [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Albert Cohn Marries. First Assistant District Attorney Weds Miss ... |url= |quote= ... Dorothy Marcus ...|publisher=New York Times |date=January 12, 1924 |accessdate=2008-03-17 ] He fathered Roy Cohn in 1927. [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Albert Cohn. A Former Justice. Practiced Law Here With Son Roy Since Retiring From Appellate Bench. |url= |quote= |publisher=New York Times |date=January 9, 1959 |accessdate=2008-03-17 ] cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Roy Cohn, Aide to McCarthy and Fiery Lawyer, Dies at 59. |url=|quote= | publisher=New York Times |date=August 3, 1986 |accessdate=2008-04-06 ] Cohn was inducted as a justice of the New York Supreme Court into Part III of Bronx Supreme Court in April 1929. [ [ "Justice Albert Cohn Takes Office"] , "The New York Times", April 3, 1929. Accessed March 18, 2008.] A 1931 decision by Cohn stripped control of amateur boxing in New York from the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and placed it under control of the New York State Athletic Commission. [ [ "Control of Boxing by A.A.U. is Ended. Justice Cohn Decides Amateur Boxing Must Be Supervised by State Commission. Appeal of Ruling Planned. Dissolution of Many Clubs Is Seen If Decision Is Upheld by Higher Courts. Action Taken in Test Case. Recalls 1929 Opinion. Helps Other Sports. Stand Gives His Views."] , "The New York Times", August 13, 1931. Accessed March 18, 2008. "Control of amateur boxing in the State was taken yesterday from the Amateur Athletic Union and handed over to the State Athletic Commission under the terms of a decision announced in the Bronx by Supreme Court Justice Albert Cohn."] In April 1937, Governor Herbert H. Lehman promoted Cohn to a five-year term on the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division. [ [ "Justice Albert Cohn Promoted"] , "The New York Times", April 28, 1937. Accessed March 18, 2008. "Governor Lehman today designated Supreme Court Justice Albert Cohn of the First Judicial Department, as an associate justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, to succeed the late Justice John V. McAvoy."]

He spearheaded a program to get his alma mater, New York Law School, accreditation by the American Bar Association starting in 1947, and the institution was accredited in 1954. [cite web |url= |title=A History of New York Law School, Founded in 1891 |accessdate=2008-03-17 |quote=In 1947, New York Law School reopened and began to rebuild. A major impetus came from graduates who formed a committee spearheaded by New York State Supreme Court Justice Albert Cohn. The new program was small, but the Law School made significant strides, and gained accreditation from the American Bar Association in 1954. |publisher=New York Law School ] He died on January 8, 1959 in New York City.


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